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LiaFEST 2019

A female film festival in memory of the founder of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Lia van Leer

International Women’s Day in collaboration with WIZO Jerusalem

18:30 Reception / 19:00 greetings and award ceremony / 20:00 Screening

On the Basis of Sex

Dir.: Mimi Leder
| 116 minutes

On the Basis of Sex follows the early days of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she maneuvered through professional and personal struggles to become the beacon of social rights. An effective drama that combines the courtroom genre with the personal sides of this iconic character. 

The Fireflies Are Gone

Dir.: Sébastien Pilote
| 96 minutes

Léo is seventeen. She’s about to graduate from high school. She has no plans for the future. She finds some solace in Steve, an older guitarist. But even that is not enough. Sébastien Pilote presents this compelling and precise portrait of female adolescence.

The Price of Desire

Dir.: Mary McGuckian
| 108 minutes

Eileen Gray was a modernist and groundbreaking artists and architect in the mid-1920s. As her success grew, she became a threat for one the most renowned architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier, who tried to take credit for her most accomplished work - Villa E-1027.

Leave No Trace

Dir.: Debra Granik
| 100 minutes

Tom and her father, a war veteran, are constantly hiding from the authorities that do not accept their vagrant way of life. A small mistake will forever change their lives. “Granik films with subtlety and quiet grace, but Leave No Trace explodes in the mind” (Village Voice).

Mother Tongue

Dir.: Shai Alexandroni
| 57 minutes

Four women in their 60s speak about their charged relationships with their late mothers. Their stories also involve the power relations in the family and with their children.

Afghan Cycles

Dir.: Sarah Menzies
| 90 minutes

The all-female Afghanistan professional cycling team was established in 2011. From physical struggles to constant threats on their lives, this remarkable group of women is peddling their way to a social revolution, challenging concepts of gender and barriers to gain freedom. 

On Her Shoulders

Dir.: Alexandria Bombach
| 94 minutes

Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: To speak out on behalf of the Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Nadia is forced to revisit these realities, for without her testimony the genocide might go completely unnoticed.

One Day

Dir.: Zsófia Szilágyi
| 99 minutes

A visit from a friend will make the next 24 hours in the life of a wife and mother of three a test of trust and patience. Few films have managed to capture the routine of parenthood, the quiet emotional friction between parents, and the way life can be thrown out of its course.

Prior to the screening, opening remarks and a short lecture (in Heb.)

93 Queen

Dir.: Paula Eiselt
| 90 minutes

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93 Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to revolutionize the role of women and create the first all-female Emergency Medical Service corps in NYC. 

Woman at War

Dir.: Benedikt Erlingsson
| 101 minutes

One woman sets off on a Don Quixote-like war against Iceland’s expanding and harmful aluminum industry. The battle of will, ingenuity, and courage will lead her to the most difficult choice of her life. Woman at War is an “offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite” (Hollywood Reporter) work.

Focus on Female Founders

The first films of major directors in women’s cinema in Israel

This Is Sodom + Crows + Cordonia

Dir.: Julie Shles, Ayelet Menachemi, Dina Zvi-Riklis
| 114 minutes

This Is Sodom Two middle-class women go to Sodom for a “healthy” weekend. They get caught in a web of passion | Crows A teenage girl moves to Tel Aviv where she knows no one. | Cordonia The story of an Iraqi family that remains in the Ma’abara.

The Guardians

Dir.: Xavier Beauvois
| 134 minutes

In 1915, while the men are away on the frontline, Hortense and her daughter take on the farm work and hire the young Francine to help with the load. The bond between Francine and the family will tighten, but blood is always thicker than water….