Arts in Brief

Kurylenko, Arterton are Bond's new girls.

GEMMA ARTERTON 88 224 (photo credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
(photo credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Docudrama 'Beduin' plays at TAU theater The Theater Department at Tel Aviv University is presenting Beduin, by Roy Rashkes, conceived and directed by Nola Chilton. The docudrama "dramatizes the plight of some 80,000 Beduin who live in towns and villages that the state does not recognize, who are not provided with either water or electricity and who receive none of the services to which, as Israeli citizens, they are entitled," explained a statement. Students collected the materials that make up the drama under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Avner Ben-Amos, a member of the Negev Forum for Coexistence and Civilian Equality. The production was enabled by a grant from the Leonard Schach Foundation. Beduin opened at the Mexico Building on the TAU campus on January 12 and runs through January 23. - Jerusalem Post staff Kurylenko, Arterton are Bond's new girls James Bond has two new Bond Girls. Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton will costar in the latest installment of the 007 franchise opposite Daniel Craig, Columbia Pictures has announced. Craig made his debut as Bond in 2006's Casino Royale, which costarred French actress Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, an enigmatic spy who stole Bond's heart - and broke it, too. For Craig's second appearance, Kurylenko, a Ukrainian model-turned-actress, "will play the dangerously alluring Camille, who challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences of Vesper's betrayal," the studio says. Arterton will portray MI6 Agent Fields. Marc Forster is directing the film, which has the working title, Bond 22. It is slated for release in November. - AP Israeli director to judge at Berlin Festival Director and screenwriter Yair Hochner has been invited to serve as a judge for the TEDDY Award for queer film at the Berlin Film Festival. The award is the most prestigious one given for films with content relating to the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual communities. Good Boys, Hochner's first film about a 17-year-old male prostitute in Tel Aviv, was shown at dozens of festivals worldwide and won prizes in New York, LA, Montreal, Tampa and Eilat. His second full-length film, Antarctica, is set for release this summer. - Shira Teger