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THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE CLASSIC!
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer
Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem, in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence.  Through the diverse personal stories of the defenders, we gain a critical perspective on the birth of Israel and those who risked their lives to insure the State's survival.  With Edward Mulhare, Haya Hararit, Michael Shillo and Michael Wager. Directed by Thorold Dickinson.

"This first major success of the young Israeli cinema is superbly directed."-Georges Sadoul

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ISBN 1-56082-040-3

101 min., #524, B&W, 1955,
English language, DVD, $39.95

 
 

Crossfire
Miriam, a beautiful Jewish girl from Tel Aviv, and George, a sophisticated Arab from neighboring Jaffa, meet by chance and fall in love in 1948 Palestine. As Jews and Arabs are busy preparing for the inevitable war to come, this young couple, overwhelmed by their emotions defy family and friends and secretly carry on their romance. Desperate, the couple decide to flee the war-torn land. But on the eve of their departure... Based on a true story of love and passion, war and death. Starring Dan Turgeman and Sharon Hacohen. Directed by Gideon Ganani.

San Sabastien Film Festival, 1989
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ISBN 1-56082-186-8

90 min., #520, Color, 1989,
Hebrew w/Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95

 
 

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