Israeli Film Festival on 23-24 June

Kathmandu, June 13: With a view to providing an opportunity for Nepalese movie lovers to enjoy the Israeli cinema and understand and feel the colourful culture of Israel and Jewish tradition, Nepal Film Society and Embassy of Israel are jointly organizing the 10th Israeli Film Festival from 23-24 June in Kathmandu.

The festival to be held alongside the 68th Independence Day of the state of Israel will include six movies. Some of movies to be screened are the winners of Israeli Film Academy Awards and other highly prestigious International Film Awards.

At a press meet on Monday, a renowned Israeli film director and producer, Dan Wolman, said that most Israeli films revolve round the constant search for identity.

Israeli film director and producer Dan Wolman (in the middle) at the press meet.

"As a largely immigrant society, Israel's creative expression has absorbed many different cultural and social influences, as it blends tradition and innovation, and strives to steer a course between Israeli particularism and universalism".

Out of six movies to be screened, one entitled Gorkha's Daughters in Israel dwells upon Nepalese caregivers working in Israel, said Keshav Shrestha, an officer in the Israeli embassy.

Dolphin Boy, Fill the Void, Band's Visit, Gorkha's Daughters in Israel, Foreign Sister and The Distance are the films to be show cased.

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