The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema, a recent collection from a major distributor, adds to the canon of Jewish movies in fascinating new ways.
Filmmakers shared with rabbis an urge to embellish.
The need is great for accurate cinematic portrayals of not only Eichmann, his capture and his trial, but of the Holocaust itself.
Sixty years ago, the infamous Nazi official was abducted in Argentina and brought to Israel. What really happened, what did Hollywood make up, and why?
A bomb scare during the film about the murderer of Yitzḥak Rabin prompts musings on behavior private and public.
Israeli film used to be almost exclusively—and aggressively—secular. With the rise of the ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and others, that’s changing.
Defying fictionalization, the Shoah “builds a border around itself,” Claude Lanzmann said. Is he right?
Too many films set in the Holocaust permit the audience to feel morally superior. Wouldn’t it be better to tell a story about current anti-Semitism?