+ The Operative - Seret International Film Festival

Odelia Haroush, CEO- Chief Executive Officer



16b North End Rd, NW11 7PH, London



Charity No



SERET UK 2020 runs from May 21 – 30 and will be one of the first film festivals to be screened entirely online. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions the excellent films that we have selected will be available on home screens, rather than in cinemas.

The 2020 Festival line-up can be accessed through this website and film lovers can enjoy everything the Festival has to offer, including Q&A with the directors and actors.

Ticket passes are available to purchase now, including the Whole Festival Pass at £49.99, to see all films, or there are different levels of passes from a single ticket to access to ten films of your choice. Buy your passes here.

This year’s SERET UK 2020 includes the cream of the new productions from talented Israeli film and TV makers. There are award-winning debuts from first-time feature film makers, and big movies from some of Israel’s most internationally respected masters.

There is an eclectic mix of features and documentaries mirroring the diversity of modern Israel. The Festival programme delves into Israeli political milestones and fractures; examines the effects of living and loving in a time of war; shares universal fears about childlessness and meeting new challenges as our lives change.

There are legal and political dramas, high octane thrillers, high anxiety black comedies and moving tragedies. There are powerful romances and extraordinary stories of stolen identity and self-realisation.

We are looking forward to sharing them with you.

SERET INTERNATIONAL is an independent, non-political, non-religious all-inclusive charity, dedicated to engaging audiences with the richness and diversity of Israeli life and culture through the mediums of film & TV.

Through our international annual festivals, we aspire to showcase new and innovative Israeli cinema, unveiling touching and engaging stories from the rich tapestry of Israel’s society and reality. The main objective is to expose the audiences to Israel’s thriving film culture. In doing so, the founders foster social awareness of cultural diversity thus creating a platform for discussion and cooperation.

Through an honest and open representation of creators and characters from all walks of Israeli life, we hope to bring deeper understanding and insight of this unique country to audiences around the world and build new bridges.

We further seek to inspire artistic collaborations between creative forces from Israel and the different cultural regions we’re active in and encourage partnerships that unleash creativity and expand artists’ abilities to further experiment and take chances, as well as learn from and teach others.


The founders of SERET International wish to thank the following people for their kind donations:
Mr. Amnon & Mrs. Malka Lion
Mr. Idan & Mrs. Batia Offer
Mrs. Miel de Bottom
Mr. Laurence and Mrs. Lyn Julius
Mr. Mikhail Maratov Fridman
Mr. Avi & Mrs. Maya Lavi
Mr. David and Nili Chinn
Mr. Laurence & Mrs. Effi Cartier
Mrs. Eti Marks
Mr. Danny & Mrs. Ada Raveh
Mrs. Judy Wilaminsky

A special thanks to our Q@A moderators:
Mrs. Shirit Keidar
Ms. Noa Bodner
Mrs. Yael Breuer
Mrs. Shelley Sofier



The success of the festival depends largely on the support of our donors and sponsors. SERET International makes a significant investment to present the finest new films made in Israel in the last year.

By becoming a contributor, you play a crucial role in this creative process by allowing us to continue to expand our programming and present the Israeli cinema that has become synonymous with SERET.

SERET International is a recognised charity and your gift is tax deductible.

If you have questions or would like information about sponsorship packages and donations,
please email: odelia@seret-international.org

Thank you!

Seret International Limited
16B North End Road
London NW11 7PH
Charity number: 1148131

Bank (GBP): HSBC
Seret International Limited
Sort Code: 40 03 11
Account no: 41626876


Acre Dreams
Director: Daniel Wachsmann
Cast: Hitham Omari, Liraz Charchi, Daniel Wachsmann
Director: Oren Gerner
Cast: Meir Gerner, Maya Gerner, Oren Gerner
Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive
Director: Yossi Atia, David Ofek
Cast: Yossi Atia, Lihi Kornowski, Alik Shimonov, Itamar Rose, Taishi Tanaka, Ada Bachar, Ana Sgan-Cohen
Comrade Dov
Director & Producer: Barak Heymann
Directors: Guy Amir, Hanan Savyon
Cast: Guy Amir, Hanan Savyon, Shiri Maimon, Tsahi Halevi, Noa Koler
Writers/Directors: Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes
Golden Voices
Director: Evgeny Ruman
Cast: Vladimir Fridman, Maria Belkin, Evelin Hagoel, Uri Klauzner, Alexander Senderovich
Political thriller
Director and Producer: Yaron Zilberman
Cast: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi, Dolev Ohana, Raanan Paz, Sivan Paz, Daniella Kertesz
Peaches and Cream
Director: Gur Bentwich
Cast: Maya Kenig, Gur Bentwich, Hadas Ben Aroya, Dover Koshashvili, Alon Aboutboul, Ester Rada, Zahi Grad, Yuval Sharf, Tinkerbel
Spotting Yossi
Directors: Kobi Farag, Morris Ben-Mayor
The Art of Waiting
Director: Erez Tadmor
Cast: Roy Asaf, Nelly Tagar, Shmil Ben Ari, Evelin Hagoel
The Operative
Director: Yuval Adler
Cast: Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Yoav Halevi, Ohad Knoller
The Rabbi from Hezbollah
Director: Itamar Chen
TV Drama Series
Directors: Tamar Kay, David Ofek, Yossi Madmoni
Cast: Aviv Alush, Avigail Kovari, Nathan Dattner
You Only Die Twice
Director: Yair Lev

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