Ophir Awards

A scene from 'The Cakemaker'
The Cakemaker’s sweet Ophir win

The first two presenters, ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and Arab director Maysaloun Hamoud, embodied the diversity of the Israeli film industry.

"The Cakemaker" by Ofir Raul Graizer is a leading contender for the Ophir Prize
Gay-themed films battle for the Ophir Prize

The Ophir voters can be unpredictable, but you can expect that Regev will find something to meet with her displeasure before they are done handing out the statuettes.

Scene from the film Flawless
‘Flawless’ leads Ophir Award nominations

Transgender model Stav Strashko makes history with best actress nod

The dangerous dance of 'Foxtrot' critics

“Any up-and-coming director knows that if they make films that defame Israel there will be those in the world who will warmly accept them," says Israel's culture minister.

Gili (Udi Razzin) and Ya’ara (Noa Koler) scout the location where they plan to build their dream hom
Scenes from an Israeli marriage: ‘Foxtrot’ wins best film, Ophir Awards

In developing the character of Ya’ara, Koler says that she often tried to think about her own fears when confronting situations that were “outside her comfort zone.”

Lior Ashkenazi in 'Foxtrot.'
Fancy footwork: ‘Foxtrot’ is a rich, intricate dance

Foxtrot is the rare art house film with real suspense, and it holds your attention to the last moment, which contains a surprise that adds another layer to the tragedy.

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