The JFF programming is vibrantly eclectic, with over 200 movies from 50 countries. While many are Israeli, others span varied genres, nations, themes and styles. I've experienced the thrill of discovery with two of the selections screened thus far.
The big networks can continue to cater to the audiences of a bunch of cult-y shows with passionate viewerships, or they can keep on bland-ifying their offerings, in desperate bids to get everyone -- anyone? -- to keep coming around.
It's really very fortunate that the principal cast have remained with Harry Potter from tip to tail, because otherwise the series has transformed so much, aesthetically and tonally, as to appear schizophrenic.
Viggo Mortensen: There was this... little Hungarian kid about five years old, playing with the little swastika flag on our first day of shooting. [He was] sticking it in the sand castle, really having fun with it.