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Israeli showcase has it all

Self Made focuses on women’s lives in Israel.
Self Made focuses on women’s lives in Israel. Contributed

THE AICE Israeli Film Festival hits Palace Cinemas Byron Bay tonight, presenting the best of contemporary Israeli cinema to Australian audiences.

From riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance, from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, this film festival has it all.

Now in its 11th year in Australia, the program's diversity this year is also reflected in the various films' languages, including French, Italian, English, Arabic and Hebrew.

Tonight's opening night film Self Made is Camera d'Or winner Shira Geffen's story of two women - one Israeli, the other Palestinian - who find themselves living life on the other side after a mix-up at the border, in a highly acclaimed and innovative film which explores themes of identity and politics.

Opening night patrons will also enjoy the talents of singer/songwriter Noam Blat, weaver of musical tales that combine his Israeli background with flavours of Spain, India and other traditions.

The AICE Israeli Film Festival is at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay August 21-27.

Go at aiceisraelifilmfestival.com.




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