Hunting Elephants and Protecting Dogs in Iran: Jerusalem Film Festival 2013

There's plenty to see, but one of this year's highlights is Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who will attend the screening of “The Gardener,” a documentary he filmed in Israel, together with his son.

This year’s Jerusalem Film festival, which opens Thursday with Israeli director Reshef Levi’s “Hunting Elephants,” features dozens of fascinating films from around the world. So which movies do we recommend?