Magazine article Screen International

'The Unorthodox', 'Isle of Dogs' to Bookend 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'The Unorthodox', 'Isle of Dogs' to Bookend 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival

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’The Unorthodox’ is the debut feature from the director of Israeli series Shababnikim.

‘The Unorthodox’, ‘Isle Of Dogs’

The 35th Jerusalem Film Festival (July 26 - August 5) will open with the world premiere of Eliran Malka’s religious tale The Unorthodox.

The debut feature from the creator of Israeli TV series Shababnikim is set in Jerusalem in 1983 and follows the founding of the first ethnic political group in the city, the Shas (Sephardic Guardians) party, which still exists today. The film stars Shuli Rand (Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter) in the lead role.

Closing this year’s event will be Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation Isle Of Dogs, which opened the 2018 Berlin Film Festival in February. …

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