Reel Israel DC

Offering the best contemporary Israeli cinema on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel, the Washington Jewish Film Festival and The Avalon Theatre.

Tue, Sep 23


  90 min • in Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles • Buy Tickets

Since his parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Igor cherishes his yearly visits to the Russian countryside to see his dad, Peter, a world-renowned crane specialist. On an expedition with his dad, Igor witnesses the birth of hatchling Karl, and vows to watch over him. But when Igor’s mom, a choral conductor, decides to take a new job and immigrate to Israel, Igor is forced to leave his dad, his friends, and his beloved Karl behind. Feeling lost and needing his dad more than ever, Igor begins to track his father’s whereabouts through his father’s video blog on the migration patterns of a family of cranes flying from Russia to Africa. In an attempt to draw his father closer and earn acceptance from his classmates, Igor comes up with an extraordinary plan to build a watering hole for Karl and the cranes’ stopover in Israel. With exquisite cinematography and sensitive script, IGOR AND THE CRANES’ JOURNEY is a perfect film for dreamers young and old.

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Wed, Oct 22


  85 min • in Hebrew with English subtitles • Official Site

He thought it was a mistake. A long white envelope is placed inside his post office box. Only his name appears on it. “Dear Boaz, Don’t ask who I am or how I know you. I think about you a lot. I feel quite embarrassed to sit here at my desk and write you this letter, but I don’t have the courage for much else. I shall write again.” He crumples up the paper. When he comes home to his girlfriend, Noa, she’s baking his favorite cake. They’ve been waiting to hear from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University about Boaz’s scholarship. The year is 1989, when people still waited by their mailboxes. Boaz, 25, is a beautiful and alluring linguistics student. Nearly every day he comes to the post office to find out about his scholarship. But instead he receives anonymous, obsessive love letters. They expose the inner world of their author, a deeply closeted homosexual. Who is the man who has invaded Boaz’s private life? How does he know so much about him? The persistent letters make Boaz extremely sensitive. Every man is a potential suspect—but it is his own heterosexuality that Boaz really doubts.

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