Arts and Entertainment
Best Film Series
Contemporary Israeli Films at MICA
Published: September 22, 2010
When Israeli documentary filmmaker Dan Geva came to MICA as the spring 2010 Schusterman Visiting Artist Resident, he and his wife Noit were also able to curate a short film series. Yishai Orian’s The Beetle, David Ofek’s No. 17, and the Gevas’ own moving and ingenious Description of a Memory provided a fascinating look at Israeli culture and people through the eyes of their own documentarians. Memory, a cinematic response to Chris Marker’s 1960 Description d’un Combat, especially clung to the brain, a pictorial essay directly confronting Israeli identity and the decisions the country has made. Haunting and beautiful.