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The Wonders

A Film by: Avi Nesher
(Israel, 2012, 112 Minutes, Color, Hebrew,  English subtitles, Cast: Adir Miller, Ori Hizkiah, Yehuda Levi, Yuval Scharf, Efrat Gosh)

Inspired by a true story, Avi Nesher’s  film The Wonders combines genres, moods
and influences – everything from film noir to Alice in Wonderland – to create a
unique and compelling movie that mixes mystery, comedy, psychological thriller, political intrigue and romance.
 

The complex relationship between a Jerusalem street artist and a mysterious, modern-day prophet being held prisoner in an abandoned apartment across the alleyway.


Quotes

"An unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing riff on "Chinatown" by way of Alice in Wonderland. Fests and Jewish-interest events should take note of this Israeli B.O. hit". - Alissa Simon, Variety

"One of the greatest Israeli movies ever. Highly Recommended". - Walla
 
"The best Israeli movie of the year. A movie that will delight all those who love cinema".
- Cinemascope
 
"A brilliant, elegant, very original mystery". - Jerusalem Post
 
"Full of mystery, humor and indeed, wonder. A cinematic gem". - Maariv
 
"Very smart, full of surprising twists and turns. Not to be missed!!!". - Channel 1
 
"Funny, light hearted and very sophisticated". - Yediot Ahronot
 
"A Great Ride – witty and highly entertaining". - Ynet
 
"A great movie – clever, moving, thrilling". - Channel 10
 
"An extraordinary mind bender. Highly recommended". - Pnai Plus

AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS

•  TIFF 2013
•  The Philadelphia Film Festival 2013
•  Zagreb Israeli Film Festival 2013
•  Moscow JFF 2013
•  Philadelphia Israeli 2013
•  Cherry Hill Volvo JFF 2013
•  Palm Springs IFF 2014
•  East Bay JFF 2014
•  Denver JFF 2014
•  Atlanta JFF 2014
•  Jewish Cinema South, Jackson MS 2014
•  Houston Museum of Fine Arts 2014
•  National Center for Jewish Film 2014
•  Seattle JFF 2014
•  Washington JFF 2014
•  Weschester JFF 2014
•  Nice JFF 2014
•  Austin JFF 2014
•  Maine JFF 2014
•  Northern NJ JFF 2014
•  Dublin Jameson IFF 2014
•  The Avalon, DC 2014
•  Silicon Valley JFF 2014
•  Buffalo JFF 2014
•  Ottawa JCC 2014
•  National Center for Jewish Film's Annual Festival, Boston 2014
•  Evelyn Rubenstein JCC 2014
•  Winnipeg JFF 2014
•  SERET London Israeli Film Festival 2014
•  Portland JFF 2014
•  Salt Lake City JFF 2014
•  Shalom Europa Strassbourg 2014
•  Brazil Israeli Film Festival 2014
•  Caracas JFF 2014
•  Australia JFF 2014
•  Gold Coast Int'l Film Festival 2014
•  Sonoma JFF 2014
•  Embassy of Israel in Singapore 2014
•  Columbus JFF 2014
•  Baton Rouge JFF 2014
•  Sid Jacobson JCC 2014
•  Central NJ JCC 2014
•  Vienna JFF 2014
•  Los Angeles Israel Film Fesival 2014
•  Weinstein JCC 2015
•  Tikvat Israel Congregation, Washington DC 2015
•  Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival 2015
•  Palm Beach Israeli Film Series 2015
•  North Suburban Synagogue Beth El 2015
•  Embassy of Israel in Abidjan 2015
•  Jewish Film Club Vienna 2015
•  UW Hillel, Madison WI 2015
•  Ann Arbor JCC 2015
•  BYU Internatioanl Cinema 2015
•  JW3 London 2015
•  Fort Lauderdale JFF 2015
•  Molodist IFF 2015

*  Copenhagen JFF 2016
*  Festival of Tolerance 2017
*  Vancouver JFF
*  Embassy of Abidjan 
•  Indiana University 2019
•  Monterrey IFF 2019

RELATED LINKS

Variety
Jerusalem Post
Hadassah Magazine
JPost Magazine
 
 
 
 
Screening fee:  $600.00

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