Boston for Israel Film Series

Part II: Israel. Three Films About Love

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Sunday, December 4 at 6:30 pm

West Newton Cinema

1296 Washington Street, West Newton MA

Pavel and Lyalya (Jerusalem Romance)

 by Viktor Kossakovsky, Russia. Massachusetts premiere

A beautiful ode to an ageing couple whose only fortune is love. In a final scene Lyalya confesses that 'The world is so beautiful, God does exist on Earth.' And the film, like a pieta, becomes both a pain-filled prayer and a radiant song of praise. — Bertrand Bacqué, Visions du réel, Nyon, 2001. Film received many international film festivals awards.

782, Under Further Notice

by Na’ama Merinberg, Israel

Yifat, her husband Yedidia and their three little boys live on a remote mountain, 782 meters above sea level, in the West Bank. The nearest Jewish town – Itamar is 15 minutes away. For the time being, they are entirely alone.

We Love Israel

 by Michael Brusilovsky, USA. World premiere

Three generations of Russian-American Jews – called rootless cosmopolites in the 40th and Zionist enemies in the 60th in Russia, nicknamed “Russians” in America – children, parents and grandchildren walk in Boston to support Israel.

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