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Identities in Motion

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With top billing at many film forums around the world, as well as a string of prestigious prizes, including consecutive nominations for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Israeli films have become one of the most visible and promising cinemas in the first decade of the twenty-first century, an intriguing and vibrant site for the representation of Israeli realities. Yet two decades have passed since the last wide-ranging scholarly overview of Israeli cinema, creating a need for a new, state-of-the-art analysis of this exciting cinematic oeuvre. The first anthology of its kind in English, Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion presents a collection of specially commissioned articles in which leading Israeli film scholars examine Israeli cinema as a prism that refracts collective Israeli identities through the medium and art of motion pictures. The authors' illuminating readings of Israeli films reveal that Israeli cinema offers rare visual and narrative insights into the complex national, social, and multicultural Israeli universe, transcending the partial and superficial images of this culture in world media.

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List of contents

Introduction
Part One. The Nation Imagined on Film
1. Filming the Homeland: Cinema in Eretz Israel and the Zionist Movement, 1917-1939 / Ariel L. Feldestein
2. Helmar Lerski in Israel / Jan-Christopher Horak
3. Ecce Homo: The Transfiguration of Israeli Manhood in Israeli Films / Yaron Peleg
Part Two. War and Its Aftermath
4. From Hill to Hill: A Brief History of the Representation of War in Israeli Cinema / Uri S. Cohen
5. From Hero to Victim: The Changing Image of the Soldier on the Israeli Screen / Eran Kaplan
6. The Lady and the Death Mask / Judd Ne'eman
7. Coping with the Legacy of Death: The War Widow in Israeli Films / Yael Zerubavel
8. The Privatization of War Memory in Recent Israeli Cinema / Yael Munk
Part Three. An Ethno-Cultural Kaleidoscope
9. Disjointed Narratives in Contemporary Israeli Films / Nitzan Ben Shaul
10. Trajectories of Mizrahi Cinema / Yaron Shemer
11. Immigrant Cinema: Russian Israelis on Screens and behind the Cameras / Olga Gershenson
Part Four. Holocaust and Trauma
12. The Holocaust in Israeli Cinema as a Conflict between Survival and Morality / Ilan Avisar
13. Near and Far: The Representation of Holocaust Survivors in Israeli Feature Films, 1945-2010 / Liat Steir-Livny
14. Homonational Desires: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Cinema of Eytan Fox / Raz Yosef
Part Five. Jewish Orthodoxy Revisited
15. Negotiating Judaism in Contemporary Israeli Cinema: The Spiritual Style of My Father, My Lord / Dan Chyutin
16. Seeking the Local, Engaging the Global: Women and Religious Oppression in a Minor Film / Nava Dushi
17. Beaufort and My Father, My Lord: Traces of the Binding Myth and the Mother's Voice / Anat Zanger
Part Six. Filming the Palestinian Other
18. The Foreigner Within and the Question of Identity in Fictitious Marriage and Streets of Yesterday / Sandra Meiri
19. A Rave against the Occupation?: Speaking for the Self and Excluding the Other in Contemporary Israeli Political Cinema / Dorit Naaman
20. Borders in Motion: The Evolution of the Portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Contemporary Israeli Cinema / Yael Ben-Zvi-Morad
21. Smashing Up the Face of History: Trauma and Subversion in Kedma and Atash / Nurith Gertz and Gal Hermoni
Part Seven. New Cinematic Discourses
22. Discursive Identities in the (R)evolution of the New Israeli Queer Cinema /Gilad Padva
23. Kibbutz Films in Transition: From Morality to Ethics / Eldad Kedem
24. The End of a World, the Beginning of a New World: The New Discourse of Authenticity and New Versions of Collective Memory in Israeli Cinema / Miri Talmon
List of Contributors; Index




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