The Jerusalem International Film Festival will take place for the 36th time this year on July 25st – August 4th.
The festival this year will feature over 200 films from 50 different countries.
All the chosen films are from the most excellent cinematic collection from Israel and the globe from the passing year. Additionally, retrospective screenings, special events and professional conferences, master classes, and meetings with artists will be hosted. At last, inspiring performance area at “Gan Habonim” will offer a fantastic leisure opportunity for students, while a mobile cinema projector will tour the neighborhoods and broadcast some of the best movies of the festival. And that’s not it – expect even more surprises when the time comes!
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 WILL BE OPENED BY THE MOVIE “PARASITES.”
Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
South Korea 2019 | 132 min | Korean | Subtitles: Hebrew and English
Festivals: Cannes Film Festival (Palme d’Or)
Distribution: Nachshon Films, Red Cape
“Parasites,” the intriguing movie from the South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“The Host”, “Snowpiercer,” “Okja”) was warmly received at the last Cannes Film Festival and had been awarded the Palme d’Or. This time, it is a dramedy that tells the story of a low-income family. Every one of the sons is breaking in turns into a mansion of a wealthy family, up until the twist in the plot. The plan goes astray, and the parasites are drifting into a vortex that takes the viewers to the realms of imagination. Bong is one of the ground-breaking directors of our time. His talent allows combining genres and styles for creating sophisticated and mesmerizing cinematic masterpieces. His movies are a captivating experience of the art of film, and “Parasites” are no exception – this is a social, smart satire that sheds light on a global social issue in an original and enlightening manner, with plenty of creativity and brilliant plotting.
For the first time, the Jerusalem International Film Festival offers a unique tag for students! It provides a free entrance to all of the movies screened during the festival, parties, live shows and even discounts for accommodations in the city center!
Near the Cinematheque, at the Bonim Park with a magical backdrop of the Old City Walls, a new compound was established for live performances and summer screenings on a large screen: Back to the Future accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra, the Red Band Party, Tuna and Tom Aharon.
The entrance is free of cost for tag holders. The number of spectators is limited.
Besides the screenings of the best movies from all around the world, this fantastic location with Jerusalem breeze will host DJ’s and the best Labels of Israel for ten days of parties and live performances on the Cinematheque lawn.
>> Purchase a student pass
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Once you’ve experienced the Festival, check out the rest of what the Jerusalem has to offer!
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The Southern Wall Promenade >>
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Photos: Courtesy of the International Film Festival and Iris Productions\British Film Institute