J'lem woman wins Palestinian art award
A 25-year-old woman from Jerusalem won the Youngest Artist of the Year award at a Palestinian art festival for her video reenactment of participants at a masked ball posing for a photograph. The installation by Jumana Manna is based on an annual masquerade last held by Palestinian National Congress member Alfred Roch in 1942. The festival, called Qalandiya International, showcases contemporary Palestinian and international art and is taking place in East Jerusalem, Gaza, Nazareth and the West Bank. (Amira Hass )
New Ohad Knoller films premier in U.K.
Israeli actor Ohad Knoller, who won international recognition for his role as a gay soldier in Eytan Fox's 2002 film "Yossi & Jagger," was scheduled to present the U.K. premieres of two of his latest films at the 16th U.K. Jewish Film Festival. "Yossi," the sequel to the 2002 movie, was screened Saturday, and "Yossi & Jagger" and "We Are Not Alone," in which Knoller plays a lonely security guard who meets a rebellious woman, were both slated to be screened in London yesterday. The festival continues through November 18. (Nirit Anderman )
Ch. 2 matchmaking show highest-rated on TV Sat. night
The Channel 2 matchmaking show "Date Bahashekha" was the highest-rated show Saturday night, netting 24.1 percent of viewers. Its two episodes last week ranked second and fourth, respectively, among all shows aired over the week. The Channel 10 quiz show "La'uf al Hamilyon," which aired at the same time, trailed far behind, with just 7.6 percent of viewers. All five of the top-rated shows Saturday night were broadcast on Channel 2. The news came in second, with 20.2 percent of the viewers. (Gili Izikovich )
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