Embraceable

Embraceable 2011

What happens when a tiny piece of life’s blueprint is missing? You think you know the meaning of kindness, charisma, musical passion and joy until you meet Ben Monkaba and others like him with a rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome. Despite medical hardships and intellectual challenges, people with Williams embrace life, and everyone around them, with unconditional love and acceptance. Embraceable celebrates this beautiful variation of life through candid interviews, unforgettable social encounters, amazing musical performances, and dramatic portrait photography. Running commentaries by top scientific experts bring to light how this rare genetic abnormality can teach us a great deal about ourselves.

Daughters of Malakeh

Daughters of Malakeh

In public, Maryam wears a headscarf and obeys the rules of the state. But in the privacy of her own home, she’s the breadwinner who runs the show, along with her mother and younger sister, Ghazal. When Maryam decides to get married, a blushing bride at 45, her worlds collide. With the support and encouragement of her family, she reconciles her personal autonomy with the expectations of a traditional marriage. Brother and co-director Sharog Heshmat Manesh presents an intimate portrait of family life in Iran, candidly capturing his sister’s wedding jitters, her fear of giving up her independence and of being too old to break free from her habits, and her attempts to add a pre-nuptial stipulation to the Marriage Guarantee.

77 Steps

77 Steps 2010

The personal journey of the director who leaves her Arab - Muslim village and moves to Tel-Aviv, where she meets her neighbor Jonathan, a Jewish-Canadian man who immigrated to Israel. A love story evolves.

Donkey Baseball

Donkey Baseball 1935

This short film highlights the odd 1930s fad of playing baseball while riding donkeys.

Don

Don 2006

Don, a rich twelve-year-old, is kicked out of school. He is send to another school where he has difficulties fitting in.

The Hurvinek Circus

The Hurvinek Circus 1955

Hurvinek cannot go to a circus because he injured himself when sliding down the stair rail. He daydreams that he is an acrobat riding a scooter and an animal-trainer taming beasts. (MUBI)

Keluarga 69

Keluarga 69 1967

A classic comedy over wealth and reputation. Osman was driven out by his unscrupulous father but with a twist of fate he managed to clinch a recording contract and strive with the help of beautiful lady.