Odelia Haroush - Managing Director


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    SERET London 2017 brings the many and varied voices of Israel for this year’s ground-breaking Film & TV Festival.
    For our sixth Festival, we have stronger voices from women of all cultures and power bases; louder voices from Israeli Arabs and from Palestinians, all offering their own expression of the social and political multiplicity that the Middle East’s leading democracy represents.
    This year’s programme is in equal measure thought-provoking, and entertaining. With such a vibrant line-up of films and documentaries created in Israel over the past year, many of which have been big winners on the national and international film award circuit, we’ve almost been spoilt for choice.
    Check out the full extent of the Festival’s films and documentaries here in this brochure; use our website www.seretinternational. org to book your tickets online, and come along to the Festival to see the best of Israeli Film and TV for yourself. You can catch some of the film makers at our lively Q & A sessions after some of the screenings, take part in a talk about Israeli cinema through the years, and perhaps join us for an exceptional evening at our Opening Gala.
    We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Festival, which this year is coming to some new as well as long-supporting cinemas in London, and to Redbridge, Richmond and Manchester too.
    As well as the UK, SERET International continues to grow, offering our programme to Berlin to Berlin and to Amsterdam, to Amsterdam, and we return to Santiago, Chile, for our second Festival there.


    Jerusalem Film Workshop
    14th June- 25th July

    We are proud to support the Jerusalem Film Workshop. It is a fantastic project encouraging young film makers to take that next step in to learning and doing more in the film industry. Open to 19-27 year olds, young talents are invited to submit an application for a chance to gain immeasurable experience in film making, whist travelling around Israel.
    An incredible opportunity we implore our audiences to explore.
    To learn more about the project, follow this website:

    SERET supports a charity
    We are proud to announce that Make-A-Wish® UK and Make-A-Wish® Israel are our chosen SERET charities for 2017. Make-A-Wish exists to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
    To make a donation and hear more about Make-A-Wish:

    Our thanks to

    Whilst we have many wonderful Festival supporters, we would like to extend an extra special thank you to Nissim and Rina Levy.
    Nissim and Rina have been the main SERET International sponsors for several years now, helping in so many areas, from the Opening Gala Screening in London to expanding our Festivals across the world.
    Dr. Levy is a man of many talents! A doctor of chemistry, and a former NASA scientist,
    he has been a very successful trader and entrepreneur, and is the co-founder of MIUC, the outstanding private university in Marbella which attracts students from all over the world.
    His philanthropic support began 20 years ago, while supporting the Yad Layeled Foundation, aimed at helping Israeli kids and teens in trouble.
    Two years ago he was appointed President of “Special Olympics Israel” which provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympian sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
    Nissim and Rina sit on the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, receiving special recognition for their Periphery Scholarship Fund which allows accessibility to higher education for young Israelis from disadvantaged backgrounds and outlying communities.
    Most recently Dr. Levy was appointed Chairman of the newly established Board of Governors of the Herzl Museum on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
    We appreciate their love for Israeli film, and for helping us to bring our programmes to new audiences. And we very much appreciate their generosity.

    In alphabetical order

    Manuela & Mark Alper
    Effi & Laurence Cartier
    Nili & David Chinn
    Ilana & Elias Fattal
    Ilana & Elias Fattal
    Sharon & Ron Golan
    Karin & Moti Hamama
    Gali & Ben Hamburger
    Lyn & Laurence Julius
    Talma & Abraham (Bine) Keinan
    Dorly & Yoav Kurtsbard
    Maya & Avi Lavi
    Orit & Chen Lev
    Dr. Nissim & Rina Levy
    Malka & Amnon Lion
    Karen & Uri Mizrahi
    Batia & Idan Ofer
    Etziona Polushko
    Ada & Danny Raveh
    Daphne & Jill Samuels
    Nofar & Yaron Tal
    Ilana & Nir Wegrezyn
    Judy & Robert Smith Weleminsky
    Eddy Zakay

    Special thanks to:
    Sharon Buenos
    Mimi Greenberg
    Oranit Bet Halachmi
    Libra Torn Hibler
    Gili Ingal
    Patrice Max
    Chen Moravsky
    Avner On
    Tsvia Vorley
    Ilana Wegrzyn
    Ami Winter


    FIND My Film

    A History of Israeli Cinema
    A talk by: Asher Tlalim
    Between worlds
    Director: Miya Hatav
    Cast: Maria Zreik, Maya Gasner, Yoram Toledano, Veronica Nicole Tetelbaum, Avi Dangur, Jamil Khoury, Roy Golan
    Beyond the mountains and the hills
    Director: Eran Kolirin
    Cast: Alon Pdut, Mili Eshet, Mohamed Name, Shiree Nadav-Naor, Noam Imber, Yoav Rothman, Ala Dakka
    Dimona twist
    Director: Michal Aviad
    Disturbing the peace
    Director: Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young
    Director: Shay Capon
    Cast: Bat-Hen Sabag, Muki (Danny Niv), Moshe Ashkenazi, Shani Klein, Yaacov Daniel Zada, Ruth Asarsai, Miki Leon
    Director: Ori Sivan
    Cast: Tali Sharon, Alon Aboutboul, Yana Yossef, Ali Suliman, Itai Shcherback, Tamir Tavor, Liron Amram
    Home port
    Director: Erez Tadmor
    Cast: Yoram Hattab, Shmil Ben Ari, Ana Dubrovisky, Liron Ben Shlush, Dalia Begger
    Junction 48
    Director: Udi Aloni
    Cast: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki
    Direcor: Joseph Cedar
    Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens
    One week and a day
    Comedy - Drama
    Director: Asaph Polonsky
    Cast: Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, Alona Shauloff, Uri Gavriel
    Our father
    Director: Meni Yaesh
    Cast: Moris Cohen, Rotem Zisman-Cohen, Haim Znati, Alon Dahan
    Past life
    Director: Avi Nesher
    Cast: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Evgenia Dodina, Doron Tavory, Tom Avni, Rafael Stachowiak, Muli Shulman, Katarzyna Gniewkowska
    Personal affairs
    Comedy - Drama
    Director: Maha Haj
    Cast: Sanaa Shawahdeh, Mahmoud Shawahdeh, Doraid Liddawi, Hanan Hillo, Ziad Bakri, Amer Hlehel, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Jihan Dermelkonian
    Sand Storm
    Director: Elite Zexer
    Cast: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari, Khadija Alakel, Jalal Masarwa
    Shalom Italia
    Director/Producer: Tamar Tal Anati
    The last band in Lebanon
    Director: Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli
    Cast: Ofer Hayoun, Ori Laizerouvich, Ofer Shechter, Salim Dau, Israel Katorza
    The women’s balcony
    Comedy - Drama
    Director: Emil Ben-Shimon
    Cast: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay, Einat Sarouf, Aviv Aloush, Itzik Cohen, Asaf Ben Shimon, Yafit Asulin, Sharon Elimelech, Haim Znati, Abraham Celektar
    The wonderful kingdom of papa alaev
    Director: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas
    Through the wall
    Director: Rama Burshtein
    Cast: Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi, Irit Sheleg, Roni Merhavi
    Who’s gonna love me now?
    Director: Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir