World Class Kids: The film won the Academy award for the best documentary film. The film tells the story of second graders who live in Tel Aviv But come from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. The film follows the class as Gaza War spurs conflicts and upsets the social dynamics in the classroom.
Sixty and the City: Israeli filmmakers decided at the age of 60 to go on an odyssey to find a partner. She documents the process of finding a new love.
A Film UnFinished: The film searches for the truth behind the propaganda film made inside Warsaw Ghetto. The original film juxtaposes meticulously staged scenes of Jews enjoying luxuries life while other Jews die from starvation and poverty. The irony is that this film was used by museums as a reliable evidence of the life in the Ghetto ignoring the fact it was well staged and conctructive.
There are many Jewish films that were influential and famous in different countries. Below there is a list of important films that can be considered as Jewish films.
The Chosen (1981):
The film is based on a book written by Chaim Potok. The plot takes places in the forties of Brooklyn. The story is about two good friends, one defines himself as Zionist and supports the Jewish state, Israel while the other protagonist belongs to Hassidic stream. Their friendship grows and develops despite the conflicts and discrepancies regarding their religious faith. The stickball, which is shares passion constitutes as a glue between the two friends.
The film was directed by Jeremy Kagan and stars Robby Benson and BARRY Miller as the two friends.
Fiddler on the Roof:
The film was originally a Broadway musical that succeeded so much that it was decided to adapt it for a film. The famous actor Haim Topol played both in the theatre Musical and in the film the main role of Tevya, the milkman. The musical is based on a short story by Shalom Alechem, a Jewish author who wrote about the Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the beginning of the 20th century. This film won three Oscar awards. The film was directed by Norman Jewison.
Schindler’s List (1993)
This film also adapted from a book called Schindlers’s Ark written by Thomas Kineally. The film tells the story of a German industrialist that undergoes a personal change as he understands that the Jews fate under the Nazi rule is death. He does all he can to save those Jews by giving them work permissions in his factory and by using his connection with the Nazis officers.