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Lama Films

Works: 29 works in 64 publications in 7 languages and 3,490 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Short films  Animated films  Romance films  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lama Films
al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saïd and Khaled are walking time bombs. With explosives strapped to their bodies, the two young Palestinians slip into Israel, planning a suicide mission in Tel Aviv. Anything or anyone change their minds? ... Tells the story of these two lifelong friends, and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad directs, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied forces, and the kidnapping of a crew member. ... Provides no easy answers. Instead ... lays bare the humanity and the horror for all to see, to ponder, and perhaps to change"--DVD sleeve
Walk on water( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery/thriller. Eyal is a professional hit man for the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service. His latest mission is to track down ex-Nazi officer Alfred Himmelmann, rumoured to still be alive
Meduzot = Jellyfish( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape
Une bouteille à la mer by Thierry Binisti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une oasis sur la colline: "This inspiring documentary follows Omer and Rami, who grew up in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salom, an Israeli village where Jews and Arabs have peacefully coexisted for over 40 years"--Container
$9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unemployed 20-something man finds that the answers to the meaning of life can be found in a book. Soon his path crosses some of his more unusual neighbors, all looking for something missing in their lives
Blush( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in Hebrew and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17-year-old Naama spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents' constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sister. When a free-spirited new girl shows up at school, Naama falls deeply in love for the first time and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning
Yossi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings
Children of the sun by Ran Tal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the first kibbutzim in Israel were born in the early 20 th century to youthful parents, full of hope. They have been called "Children of the Sun", because they considered them children of the "Sun of Nations" Revolution in Israel. They were born into a eutopia and were destined to become the "New Man". They were educated in a ideological society that aspired to replace the traditional family with the collective one, to subjugate the will of the individual in favor of the common good and a life of equality. "Children of the Sun" tells the story of the journey in search of a society's memory and the concepts that have passed from the world. The film is a collage comprised of over eighty amateur films. Rare footage that was shot at the kibbutzim between 1930 and 1970, rare recordings and conversations with family and friends. The tapestry of rare materials from which the film is compiled creates both a very personal and very public story, a form of super story about one of the most fascinating myths of the Zionist movement in the Land of Israel
Under the same sun( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Same Sun is a brave mockumentary parable that imagines the dramatic consequences of an unlikely business partnership between an Israeli and a Palestinian, and shows that idealism could be a catalyst for change in the war-torn region
From beginning to end( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half brothers Francisco and Thomas develop a strange bond as children. They are affectionate and very protective of each other, and while their mother Julieta is concerned by their intimacy, she decides not to intervene. The rest of the family follows suit, and their lives continue peacefully ... until Julietas death. Now grown men, Francisco and Thomas love flowers into something unashamedly romantic. And though fate conspires to separate them, they know, without a doubt, that they are meant to be together
A Bottle in The Gaza Sea by Thierry Binisti( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem and Gaza - less than a hundred kilometers separate the two cities; home to Tal, a 17 year old recent French immigrant to Jerusalem, and Naïm, a 20 year old Palestinian confined to Gaza. After witnessing a bombing at her local café, Tal refuses to accept that only hatred can exist between these two peoples. She slips a message into a bottle, thrown into the Gaza Sea, that will be discovered by Naïm. From there begins an email correspondence and the emergence of a slim hope that their burgeoning friendship may give them the strength to face the world and to change it in their own small way
Yossi & Jagger = Yosi vẹ-G'ager by Eytan Fox( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Hebrew and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They are commanders, they are in love, and they try to find a place of their own in an oppressing and rigid system, which sends them to defend a cause they do not necessarily believe in"
Dimona twist( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity
Yossi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Hebrew and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli drama sequel directed by Eytan Fox. The film follows Yossi (Ohad Knoller), now a fully qualified doctor, ten years after the events in 'Yossi and Jagger' (2002). After a mishap at work which almost results in the death of his patient, Yossi is pressured into taking a vacation. His mundane and lonely life takes a turn for the better when he is united with a young openly gay soldier by the name of Tom (Oz Zehavi); and after the many years of pining over the loss of his former lover, Yossi finally begins to regain a sense of hope
Stefan Braun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 16 years have passed since furrier Stefan Braun passed away, but for Eliezer Rath, his lover and life-partner for 39 years, Stefan's heart is still beating. Eliezer has recorded hundreds of tapes in which he tells Stefan about the events of the day, sings to him, and includes him in his thoughts and longings. Their love story began in the 1950's in a young conformist state where homosexuality was outlawed. After Stefan's death, Eliezer Rath was forced to prove his love for his life-partner. He is confronted by Stefan's cohesive family who raise doubts and suspicions about Stefan's last days in light of the will he left behind. Conversations held between Eliezer and Stefan's family, rare recordings, personal diaries, hundreds of stills and old 8mm films tell the fascinating and complex love story of furrier Stefan Braun and tailor Eliezer Rath
Caminando sobre el agua = Walk on water( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on assignment in Berlin, a homophobic Israeli intelligence agent is ordered to assassinate a Nazi war criminal. However, he has a crisis of conscience after he befriends the target's gay grandson
The Polgár variant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in communist Budapest of the 1970s to be chess masters. The Polgar sisters did not choose to become the heroines of this story. It was their father, who, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born. László Polgár believed that "Geniuses are made, not born," and he set out to prove it. The canvas he chose was his three daughters. The medium he chose was chess. No kindergarten, no school...Three girls, isolated from the normal world of kids, studied and practiced chess - with surprising and remarkable results
ha-Hi she ḥozeret ha-baitah = She's coming home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is about delayed adolescence. At the end of a long relationship, Michal returns to her parents' home. Michal is a young, promising director, who should be devoting her time to writing a screenplay, but instead shuts herself up in her room, frustrated, and spends most of her time sleeping. Things change when Michal meets Zeev - the principal of the local high school, a 50 year old married man, and falls in love
The Cahana sisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Romanian Jewish Cahana sisters, the only known group of four sisters to survive the concentration camps without ever being separated. Over 60 years later, they reunite to discuss their experiences during the Holocaust, which they each remember (and interpret) in quite different ways
Mukhraḥim li-heyot śameaḥ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy Levine, oversized but with an enormous heart, is chosen to throw a surprise party for her parents for the television show, "Gotta Be Happy." The theme of the show, to be aired right after Yom Kippur, is forgiveness. Joy has to get all of her parents' estranged friends to the party to achieve a reconciliation, but the price she must pay is sharing a dark secret that has hung over the Levines for 22 years
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al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now
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