LYALYA (Jerusalem Romance)
Victor Kossakovsky, Russia. Massachusetts premiere
the XXth century leaves the mankind struggling in a world of war, hatred and
loneliness, Victor Kossakovsky grants us a rare gift: a pure and beautiful
film full of love, sadness and consolation.
In a final scene on the shaded terrace where
most of the film takes place, Lyalya confesses that 'The world is so
beautiful, God does exist on Earth.' And the film, like a pieta, becomes both
a pain-filled prayer and a radiant song of praise. — Bertrand Bacqué,
Visions du réel, Nyon, 2001. Winner of numerous international film
Na'ama Marinberg, Israel
Yifat, her husband Yedidia and their three little boys live on a remote mountain, 782 meters above sea level, in the West Bank. The nearest Jewish town – Itamar is 15 minutes away. For the time being, they are entirely alone.
Michael Brusilovsky, USA. World premiere
Three generations of Russian-American Jews - called rootless
cosmopolites in the 40th and Zionist enemies in the 60th
in Russia, nicknamed "Russians" in America -- children, parents and grandchildren
walk in Boston to support Israel.
LOVE ISRAEL (Bosfilm, 2006) is officially selected for screening at New York
International Independent Film and Video Festival. NYIIFVF will take place
from May 4 upto 11 2006 in New York.