Participating Cinemas: Palace Centro
The AICE Israeli Film Festival is spreading its wings in 2012, taking the best of Israeli cinema across Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange the ninth AICE Israeli Film Festival will screen more films over more days than even before, with an expanded program of some of the best Israeli films from the last twelve months. The festival will be held at Palace Centro Cinemas in Brisbane on August 29 to September 5.
The exciting selection of films in this year’s program reflects the growing success of the Israeli film industry, which has developed a voice, a character and identity of its own. The 2012 AICE Israeli Film Festival features prizewinners from prestigious festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem and San Sebastian, as well as winners from the 2011 Ophirs (Israeli ‘Oscars’).
OPENING NIGHT: RESTORATION
“Beautifully crafted, Restoration is about the things we value,and what’s worth keeping.” THE BOSTON GLOBE
6.00pm for 6.45pm
Qld Premiere of RESTORATION
Movie Club Members $30
General Admission $35
Includes official opening night reception, wines courtesy of Brown Brothers, catering courtesy of Green Papaya and live entertainment followed by film screening.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Highlights of the festival include opening night film Restoration, a moving exploration of fatherhood and the generational divide; My Lovely Sister, a Jewish-Moroccan legend re-told in contemporary Israel; and Dusk, a debut feature about a car accident that brings together four protagonists and their stories.
The documentary program includes the multi award-winning Dolphin Boy, about a boy traumatised by a violent attack who participates in a rehabilitation program in the Red Sea; The Love Lost Diaries, about a woman reading the WW2 diary of her former lover 65 years after it was written; and When Israel Went Out, retracing the trek undertaking by thousands of Falasha Jews who walked from Ethiopia to Israel in the 1980s.
RESTORATION (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman)
DUSK (Bein HaShmashot)
A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY (Emek Tiferet)
OBSESSION (Resisei Ahava)
MY LOVELY SISTER (Ahoti HaYafa)
THE FIFTH HEAVEN (Be’rakia HaHamishi)
MELTING AWAY (Namess Ba’Geshem)
THE OTHER SON (Le Fils de l’Autre)
MY AUSTRALIA (Ostralia Sheli)
ROOM 514 (Heder 514)
INVISIBLE (Lo Roim Alaich)
WHEN ISRAEL WENT OUT (Baytzeit Israel)
THE LOST LOVE DIARIES (Yomanei HaAhava HaAvudim)
AND ON THE THIRD DAY (Be Yom HaShlishi) (2010)
OUT OF THE BLUE (Etsba Elohim) (2008)
THE INVESTIGATION MUST GO ON (HaBoleshet Hokeret)
METALLIC BLUES (2004)
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LOCAL SUPPORTERS:
Dr. John Skala, Travel Clinics Australia.
Tony Leverton, Acting President, The State Zionist Council of Queensland.
Gina Venzin, Owner, Pawpaw Cafe and the Green Papaya Restaurant.
Jason Steinberg, President, Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies.
Please check the Palace Cinemas website for updates and be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE.