Israeli Film Festival

$14 General Admission.  $10 Seniors, Students, SJCC & CFI Members.
Tickets available at the door. Cash only.

PARKING Paid parking is available at the Rideau Centre or Novotel

All films have English subtitles

 CONTACT Ella Dagan (613) 798-9818 ext. 243,

The Other Story

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm

Two rebellious young women – one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom-cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to surprising consequences.

Drama, 2018, 112 min, Hebrew
Director: Avi Nesher


Sunday, June 16, 4:00 pm

A devout, middle-aged Hasid must return to his younger rock star days in order to pay for his daughter’s expensive medical bills, in this  rousing and affecting story of faith, love, and making peace with the past.

Drama, 2018, 104 min, Hebrew
Director: Yossi Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Fig Tree

Sunday, June 23, 4:00 pm

Sixteen-year-old Mina, an Ethiopian Jew, will soon make aliyah with her family to be reunited with her mother in Israel. She bravely schemes to bring her soulmate Eli with her, to save him from forcible conscription by the Ethiopian military during the brutal civil war. Eli is Christian and not eligible to go with her to Israel.

Drama, 2018, 93 minutes, Amharic
Director: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Here and Now

Sunday, June 23, 7:00 pm

Here and Now is an authentic social drama told through the eyes of Andrey, a young immigrant living with his little sister in a run-down neighbourhood in the of the city of Ashdod and struggling to assimilate into Israeli society.

Drama, 2018, 90 minutes, Hebrew
Director: Roman Shumunov

Working Woman

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm

Orna, a mother of three young children, gets a dream job selling luxury real estate when her boss pressures her with increasingly overt sexual advances. Orna is caught between pride at her success, the need to financially support her family and her husband’s fledgling restaurant and preserving her self-respect.

Drama, 2018, 93 minutes, Hebrew
Director: Michael Aviad