Montreal Israel Film Festival Line-Up Announced

This year will be the eighth to celebrate Israel film talent.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The 8th annual Israel Film Festival line-up has been announced, and the list of films that will be presented are sure to raise some eyebrows.

Here's a quick sum-up of a few projects that will be presented during the event:

"Footnote," which is already sold out, follows a man on the worst day in the elder man’s life: he is expected to attend a ceremony welcoming his son into the Academy, an honour, so far, denied him in his long career.

"My Australia" takes place in mid-1960s Poland and follows two teenage boys who join a neo-Nazi street gang, are arrested for beating up Jewish children, and then find out that their mother is a Holocaust survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto.

"Playoff," another sold-out film, is from the renowned director of “The Human Resources Manager”, “Lemon Tree”, and “The Syrian Bride,” and looks at a legendary Israeli basketball coach (and Holocaust survivor) who goes back to Germany to coach the country’s national team.

"The Flood," an Israeli/Canadian co-production, examines the life of a boy, his autistic brother and his dysfunctional family. It has already won two awards: Best Supporting Actor at the Israeli Academy Awards and Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats" is a wonderful love story between two older people. Lead actress Rita Zohar won the honour for Best Actress at the Jerusalem Film Festival Awards for her role in the flick.

The Israel Film Festival in Montreal is currently running until May 7th – call their ticket hotline for more info at 514-937-2332.