Embassy of Israel in Finland: The Israeli Film Thursdays in Helsinki

NordenBladet — The Israeli Film Thursdays series offers seven weeks of interesting Israeli films from recent years in open, free-of-charge screenings.

Opening night
Thursday 5.11.2015 18:00
Football in the valley – כדורגל בעמק
Roy Krispel, 2014

Roy Krispel’s documentary film introduces the Maccabi Haifa-Nahalal Football Academy that brings together young promising players of different backgrounds. Jews, Arabs,Christians and Circassians all play together and develop their skills. True coexistence lives and breathes every day through that passion for the beautiful game demonstrated by these young men and their families.

Documentary | 45 min

Thursday 12.11.2015 18:00
Restoration – בוקר טוב אדון פידלמן
Yossi Madmoni, 2011

A triangle of fatherhood ties, a triangle of love.
Aging Yaacov Fidelman is pondering on the future of his life’s work, his restoration workshop. Despite his son’s pressure he decides to hang onto the shop and revive it with his new apprentice – until love comes into the picture.

Drama | 102 min

Thursday 19.11.2015 18:00
The Human Resources Manager – שליחותו של הממונה על משאבי אנוש
Eran Riklis, 2010

Human resources manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is divorced, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. A sudden trip to Romania to sort the things of a dead employee turns into a trip of discovering of his own humanity.

Drama – Comedy | 103 min

Thursday 26.11.2015 18:00
Aviva My Love – אביבה אהובתי
Shemi Zarhin, 2006

Aviva, a poor hotel cook, is about to see her dreams come true when she meets Oded, a famous writer, who promises to help her become successful. But her path to success changes her life in more ways than she can imagine.

Drama | 107 min

Thursday 3.12.2015 18:00
The Matchmaker – פעם הייתי
Avi Nesher, 2010

Haifa in summer 1968. A young boy starts working for a mysterious, Holocaust-survivor matchmaker and a journey of learning the secrets of the human heart starts.

Drama | 112 min

Thursday 10.12.2015 18:00
By Summer’s End – עד סוף הקיץ
Noa Aharoni, 2011

It’s summer 1978 and Israel and Egypt are about to sign peace accords. However, Michal’s mind is filled by other things – her daughter’s reading difficulities and a father who after 20 years of absence suddenly appears on her doorstep. A growing up story of a person, a family and a nation.

Drama – Family | 95 min

Thursday 17.12.2015 18:00
Footnote – הערת שוליים
Joseph Cedar, 2011

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, father and son, two Professors of Talmudic research, two rival researchers. One loved, one forgotten. An announcement for winning the Israel Prize takes their relationship to a new level of a conflict.

Comedy – Drama | 103 min

All films are in original language and have English-language subtitles
Free entry!

Helsinki University
Unioninkatu 40, room 4

The film series are hosted by Helsinki University Middle Eastern Studies and the Embassy of Israel

Read this article in Finnish HERE
More info and trailers: http://embassies.gov.il/helsinki-en/

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