Houston Jewish Film Festival: Shorts from Israel: A Tribute to Yahav Winner
Shorts from Israel: A Tribute to Yahav Winner
This program is a tribute to filmmaker of The Boy, Yahav Winner, a victim of the attacks on October 7. The film, The Boy will be introduced by our Shlichim, Shoshi and Harel Bassan, and followed by a brief live music performance.
Sunday, March 31 | 1:00 PM
Directed by Yahav Winner | 2023 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 25 Min.
Avinoam and Barak, father and son from a Kibbutz bordering the Gaza strip, are forced to deal with another round of rockets and combat, each in their own way. One night, Barak reaches a boiling point and Avinoam is forced to absorb the heat.
Directed by Rita Borodiyanski | 2023 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 20 Min.
A portrait of a young woman from a struggling household, who serves as a soldier in the IDF checkpoint unit. When an emergency arises back home, she must leave immediately. She decides to catch a young trouble maker, in order to persuade her commander to let her go early.
Directed by Shaked Gorbatt | 2021 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 5 Min.
In this sweet, unexpectedly fun vignette, an Arab taxi driver and Jewish passenger from Jaffa try to break the awkward discomfort when news of an outbreak of violence is heard on the radio.
Under her Wing: Rachel-Hadas & Nelly
Directed by Yael Lotem | 2023 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 7 Min.
Under Her Wing, a documentary series exploring that special kind of love between grandmothers and granddaughters. At age 90, Nelly decides to move to Israel from Brooklyn to be closer to her granddaughter.
Directed by Erez Tadmor | 2017 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 20 Min.
As missiles rain down on Tel Aviv, a frustrated Israeli couple faces a series of misadventures after an early morning call from the fertility doctor, in this frantic, funny and surprise-filled Israeli Academy Award winner for Best Short Film.
This film contains adult themes including nudity and is intended for mature audiences.
Underwritten by The Maurice Amado Foundation
Underwritten by the Rosita and Albert Gaon Sephardic Heritage Program Endowment Fund
Community Partners: Friends of the IDF, South Texas Chapter