Norwegian movies at Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival


The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv is pleased to inform about two outstanding Norwegian movies that will be screened at the 19th edition of Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival, May 11th - 20th.

“Liberation Day” Director: Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte Latvia / Norway / North Korea / Slovenia 2016, 98 min, English and Korean, Hebrew & English subtitles Provocative Slovenian rock group Laibach was chosen by Kim Jong-Un to be the first foreign act to play in North Korea—all thanks to the film’s director, and his influence in the world’s most cloistered country.   Thu | 11/5 | 20:30 | Romano House * - Free screening in the present of Morten Traavik and the Slovenian rock group Laibach.

|| Sat | 20/5 | 22:00 | Cin 3


“Nowhere to Hide” Director: Zaradasht Ahmed International Competition Norway / Sweden / Iraq 2016, 86 min, Arabic, Hebrew & English subtitles The Americans left, but the "new day" they were promised never came. Instead, they got ISIL and a new wave of terror. A paramedic documents this reality, until he and his family are forced to flee. First Prize at IDFA.

Tue | 16/5 | 17:15 | Cin 1 ||

Wed | 17/5 | 17:00 | Cin 2

Docaviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated in its entirety to documentary films. It is considered one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide. Each year, the festival screens over 100 new documentary movies from Israel and from around the world, and its program includes four competitive frameworks: The Israeli Competition, the International Competition, the Depth of Field Competition, and the Student Competition. The festival also features a special tribute program dedicated to the work of esteemed filmmakers, as well as special programs dedicated to the themes of music, art, society, and others. One of these programs focuses on alternative documentary cinema and works that make use of new technology–including Virtual Reality–in order to tell stories in new and challenging ways, and to shed light on those hidden corners of reality that the cinematic medium cannot always reach.

For more information and tickets, please visit Docaviv’s website.