+ The women’s balcony - Seret International Film Festival

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:
Email: maytal.makeawish@gmail.com
Website: www.make-a-wish-sharedappeal.org

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


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

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