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Eran Riklis

Charisma Personified: Meeting Ali Suliman at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Meet Ali Suliman. Not only does Suliman embody all of the above qualities and possess each and every one of those talents, but he's also a great interview.

Six Films That Could Save The World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I still hope for a day when Israeli filmmakers will be allowed to show their films in festivals throughout the Arab world and Palestinian filmmakers will once again show their oeuvres in Jerusalem, Haifa and other festivals around the country.

From the Jerusalem Festival: Can Films Transcend Politics?

Annette Insdorf | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Watching movies for ten days at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival might seem like an escape from the current reality. But many of the Festival selections confront ethnic tension and inspire a deeper reflection than headlines can ignite.

The Zaytoun Featurette (VIDEO)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles
E. Nina Rothe

It's no secret by now how I feel about Eran Riklis' wonderful film Zaytoun (the title means "Olive" in Arabic). But perhaps the best way to talk about a film is not to write or say a single word.

Hope: What Makes Eran Riklis' Zaytoun a Must-Watch

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Are we really living in a society that pretends to be enlightened, spends money on yoga, organic foods and self-help, yet is only happy and engaged when negativity, gossip and war spread?

Jerusalem's New Wave Cinema

Hannah Brown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Hannah Brown

Jerusalem has long been beloved by three of the world's major religions, but in spite of the renaissance in the Israeli movie industry over the past decade, it has taken a back seat to Tel Aviv.

Respecting the Audience: Filmmaker Eran Riklis on Zaytoun, Stephen Dorff and Life's Codes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Eran Riklis' beautifully crafted, touching films create within their audience a need to do better. His latest, Zaytoun, was named as a runner up for the Audience Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I caught up with Riklis in Toronto.

Eran Riklis' Zaytoun: A Much Needed Lesson in Peace at TIFF 2012

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Filmmaker Eran Riklis admits that while "films can't change the world, they can make you think." At a moment when we are wondering just what people are capable of when enraged by a YouTube video, Zaytoun is the antidote to the poison of violence.