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07-06-13  Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam

Filmisreal, the festival for new Israeli cinema, will take place for the sixth time in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, or the first time in June. Filmisreal 2013 is showing the best and latest films from Israel. This year we have the most fiction films ever and no less than 20 Dutch premieres. 

Like every year during Filmisreal there will be film screenings, Q&As with filmmakers, a student film competition with an audience award, a festival lounge and much much more. 

The films are split up in three themes this year: Film is Love, where we take a closer look at the delicate balance between love, sexuality and lust, with films like Six Acts and Would you have sex with an Arab?; Film is Looking Back, wherein Israel as a young country looks back at its own history, with a new and fresh perspective. We will show Let’s Dance and Israel; A Home Movie amongst others; and Film is Perspective. We will show multiple perspectives on the conflict in Israel, form a Jewish-Israeli, Arab-Israeli and Palestinian point of view. How has the conflict had an effect on daily life in Israel and the choices people make? 

Six Acts is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the "grey zone" of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place right now, next door. Gili is a teenager who decides to change schools. She is determined to improve her fumbling social status. Over the course of a few weeks she hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school. Each time they explore their limits a little further. No tears, no complaints, no consequences. No adults. No one who says that maybe something is wrong...

Dutch première. Hebrew with English subtitles