Winter Movie Preview: From Haredim to Hollywood

A record number of Israeli films were represented this year at international festivals, including an award-winning feature directed by an ultra-Orthodox woman and a documentary featuring six former Shin Bet agents.

This winter, Israeli cinema fires back at those critics who complain of lack of variety and scope by offering a particularly diverse selection of new films. To start, we get a glimpse into the inner world of a Haredi family dealing with trauma in Tel Aviv, a group of Mizrahi musicians trying to fulfill their friend's dying wish, a heartbroken slacker going out on a limb – literally – against...