Please join us at Jerusalem's Yes Planet on December 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., for the fourth event in our ToI@10 series, with an evening all about great Israeli filmmaking.
Ahead of the nominations for Best Foreign Film for the Academy Awards, we're screening "Cinema Sabaya," which swept Israel's Ophir Awards in September, automatically making it the country’s selection for consideration as a foreign film nominee at the 2023 Academy Awards in the United States.
This is one of the first times "Cinema Sabaya" will be shown with English subtitles. The screening includes a conversation between first-time director Orit Fouks Rotem and arts and culture editor Jessica Steinberg about the film and what initially prompted Fouks Rotem to write the screenplay.
Starring Dana Ivgy, the film tells the story of Arab and Jewish female municipal workers who take part in a video workshop, document their own lives and view each others' — in the process challenging their own beliefs as they get to know one another.
In addition to Best Film, it also won the awards for Best Director for newcomer Orit Fouks Rotem, Best Supporting Actress for Joanna Sayid, Best Costumes and Casting.