Crowdfund This: The Short Film PRINCE ALI Will Embrace Cultural Perspective

The dramatic short film Prince Ali would mark quite the departure of style from what we would expect of director Kevin Hamedani and screenplay writer Max Borenstein. Hamedani wrote and directed the horror flick Zombies of Mass Destruction. Borenstein wrote Godzilla.... More »
  

Watch A New Teaser For Israeli Action / SciFi ANOTHER WORLD

Eitan Reuven's Israeli scifi / action film Another World is off to a strong start on its international festival run, picking up the Best Picture prize at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival and with the film gearing up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The U.S. Trailer For Palme d'Or Winner WINTER SLEEP

Equally hailed and disregarded for a plethora of reasons that could probably fill its near 3 and a half hour running time, Nuri Belge Ceylan, Turkey's preeminent filmmaker on the international stage, nonetheless walked away from this year's Cannes with... More »
  

Watch Israeli Comic Book Adaptation STREETS OF RAGE

Though I'd never heard of Asaf Hanuka and Etgar Keretor, nor their comic Streets Of Rage prior to a couple of hours ago, I certainly have more than an inkling to look them up now thanks to the short film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG BAD WOLVES U.S. Trailer Proves Maniacs Are Afraid Of Maniacs

Big Bad Wolves, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's follow up to their break-out Rabies, has been a festival darling since its Tribeca premiere last spring, equally delighting and grossing out audiences in its transgressive take on the serial killer subgenre,... More »
  

Review: WADJDA, A Young Girl's Quest For A Bicycle Unveils Saudi Arabian Society

From Vittorio De Sica to Pee-wee Herman, bicycles have been a source of motivation and inspiration for film artists who want their characters to take a journey of discovery. The latest example is the titular character in Haifa Al-Mansour's Wadjda,... More »
  

Watch The Teaser For Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short LAST OF YOU

Long time readers may recall that we're big fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar here at Twitch. Way back in 2009 Todd got wind of Sachar's poignant, Tarkovsky-esque short When It Will Be Silent: six minutes that showed a lot... More »
  

Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Nets A Whopping 11 Ophir Nominations

The Israeli film awards look poised to take a turn into some very dark territory. The nominations for the Ophir awards - the local equivalent to the Oscars - have been announced and Big Bad Wolves - the sophomore feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kedar's FAMILY Wins Top Prize At Jerusalem Lab

Filmmaker Veronica Kedar was awarded $50,000 (USD) this weekend at the Jerusalem International Film Lab. Kedar, known for Joe + Belle, received the award for her new feature project, Family. Moshe Danon of Inosan Productions, producer of Academy Award nominee... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

Theatrical Poster For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Takes A Bow

With the Israeli release of Aharan Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves rapidly approaching Twitch is proud to premiere the official theatrical poster for the sophomore effort from the creators of cult hit Rabies. A series of brutal murders... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FrightFest To Screen CANNON FODDER the First Israeli Zombie Film

Israel takes one bloodthirsty step further into genre filmmaking, with the FrightFest announcement that the festival will feature not only one Israeli film, but two.The first one is the much talked about thriller Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales and... More »
  

Review: THE ATTACK, A Sobering, Piercing Drama

The complicated situation in Israel, with its uneasy peace and frequent bursts of non-peace between Jews and Arabs, has given rise to numerous compelling stories, and will no doubt continue to do so for as long as there is conflict... More »
  

Watch The English Subtitled Trailer For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES

Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado created quite the international stir with their debut film Rabies a couple years back, the genre world embracing the first ever Israeli slasher wholeheartedly. And so when the duo returned with dark thriller... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Patrick Stewart Returns To The Big Screen In The Trailer For HUNTING ELEPHANTS

You might have noticed that it's been a very long while since we've seen Patrick Stewart's presence on the big screen. It's been several years in fact, during which his voice did most of the acting, from video games and... More »
  

Exclusive Video: Sally El Hosaini Talks About Her Film MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

Sally El Hosaini's Sundance 2012 feature My Brother the Devil has been playing in New York and will expand to Los Angeles this weekend via Paladin. The powerful film tells the story of two brothers of Egyptian decent, navigating... More »
  

Afghanistan TV Goes Indie in SXSW Selected THE NETWORK

Soon to debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, The Network documents the creation of the first independent television network in Afghanistan. Eva Orner, an award-winning Australian producer, makes her directorial debut with the documentary. The festival describes... More »
  

Watch This: Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short OVERTURE

We here at Twitch are fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar. Big fans. Speaking for myself, his last effort Overture was the best overall short film I saw in 2011, and truth be told it's up there for shorts in... More »
  

TOPAZ DUO's Musical Frequencies Are Calculated To Bring You Fun And Happiness!

Got a problem with space demons? Call combination lounge singers / Cosmic Exorcists Topaz Duo! Their musical frequencies are calculated to bring you fun and happiness!A cult musical scifi adventure produced in Qatar, we brought the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Brace Yourselves For The World's First Arab SciFi Comedy Musical

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Topaz Duo. Lounge singers and Quantum Exorcists they battle evil intergalactic forces with their customized musical weaponry and - of course - love.The first screen battle for these would-be saviors of Earth - or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Sales Trailer For Tobe Hooper's DJINN

Just days after the first images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn first surfaced along with rumors that the film was being buried at the behest of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates - rumors since denied by producers Imagenation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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