Tag Archives: avi nesher

Film Series: Past Life

2016. Israel. Dir: Avi Nesher. With Nelly Tagar, Joy Reiger. 109 min.

Inspired by true events, this thriller tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters – one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: The Wonders

2013. Israel. Dir: Avi Nesher. With Adir Miller, Yehuda Levi. 112 min.


A graffiti artist and general slacker is sucked into the middle of a conspiracy upon discovering an unusual rabbi who is being held captive across the alleyway. Frequently honored as one of Israel’s greatest filmmakers, director Nesher cowrote the film with the lead vocalist of an Israeli hip-hop band. Speaker: Scott Higgins, Film Studies Chair.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free