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  • Complex Heroines Mirror Director

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since actress Michal Bat-Adam became the first woman to direct an Israeli feature film in the late 1970s, she's created some of the most striking heroines in Israeli cinema.

    "Moments" (1979) tells of an intensely charged friendship between two young women, "The Thin Line" (1980)...

  • Chicks in Flicks Play Big Role in Israel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Just as Charlize Theron had her "Monster," Ayelet July Zurer has "Nina's Tragedies," the opening night film of this year's Israel Film Festival.

    A year and a half ago, Zurer, like Theron, was a 20-something actress who had done some modeling -- in her case, in TV commercials --...

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