in Hebrew with English subtitles
Reel Israel DC
As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine — but just because the shiva has ended doesn’t mean it’s life as usual. Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature provides a nuanced perspective on loss that is humorous, touching, and above all else, life affirming.
Wed, Jun 28 at 8PM
This World War II-era romance thriller follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) on a mission to investigate Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer), exiled in The Netherlands. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life, he’s drawn into an unexpected romance with maid Mieke (Lily James), who is secretly Jewish.
in Italian with English subtitles
A motor-mouthed fantasist and a tattooed introvert are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the outside world.
Wed, Jul 5 at 8PM
in French with English subtitles
Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).