ENH film festival: Saturday, 1st August 2009

60 years of WFDiF (Poland, 1947-1958)
Production House: WFDiF
Plot: The festival programmed two sets of films commemorating 60 years of activity of Poland’s biggest production house. I watched the first set which included: Powódź (Poland, 1947), Błękitny Krzyż (Poland, 1955), Spacerek Staromiejski (Poland, 1958), Pamiątka z Kalwarii (Poland, 1958) and three shorts by Walerian Borowczyk [...]

Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

The building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land has been in the media for a while now, but personally I found the coverage on it confusing and never really understood what was going on. Below is an excellent video report on the problem, I really recommend it - it’s a great way to finally start [...]

Shahrukh making a statement on Gaza

I’m completely not used to seeing Shahrukh taking any kind of political stands - he’s the guy, who always wiggles out of making any definitive comments on anything political. So it’s a surprise to discover he’s been making a very strong one recently… Or maybe it just seems strong to me because he doesn’t usually [...]

Bikur Ha-Tizmoret aka the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra gets lost

Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (Israel/France/USA, 2007)
Seen: Wednesday, 11th December 2008 (cinema)
Runtime: 87′
Polish Distributor: Kino Świat (21st November 2008)
Director: Eran Kolirin
Cast: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour
Production House: July August Productions, Sophie Dulac Productions, Bleiberg Entertainment
Plot: An Egyptian police orchestra gets lost in Israel.

Impressions In Short
I was a little worried this would be one of [...]

The Posters of Lebanon

The Shouting Hill of Syria

The Golan Heights lie in the border area of Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. It is an area of conflict between Israel and Syria.