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Lethal Lesbian 2016

The groundbreaking Israeli film festival Lethal Lesbian will be held on November 26 at the Tel-Aviv Cinematheque and will screen films about identity, love, politics, sex, relationships and culture.


Lethal Lesbian Film Festival returns for the eighth time, and brings with it an opportunity to watch a variety of features and documentary films, funny and sad films, and according to the tradition, mostly moving films.

The festival, which aims to promote female creativity and work that is necessarily lesbian, screens films by filmmmakers from a variety of identities: lesbian, queer, straight, and other. A festival
that is purely dedicated to a females and Israelis has almost unparalleled cinematic stage in the country.

During the years of its existence the festival has been supporting, helping and encouraging women to create their unique cinematic language and screened films that usually cannot be found in theaters or in the video libraries.

In recent years, the festival premiered several films that later became successful at festivals around the world and in theaters – such as “Blush” by Michal Winick, “Joe + Belle” by Veronica Kedar.

This year the festival will screen six new films of various lengths and genres – including documentary, fiction, and for the first time at the festival – animated. The film that closes the festival is “Refrain from Touch”, a documentary film by Liat Daoudi, about the special relationship between an older feminist lesbian and her ultra-Orthodox family in Beit Shemesh. For the first time in the festival history, Lethal Lesbian will screen features from Israeli filmmakers who live outside Israel.

For the convenience of the English-speaking audience, two of the films screened this year are in English, the other three films are in Hebrew- but will be screened with English subtitles. The 6th film is in Danish/English – will be screened with Hebrew subtitles. Click here for more details in English on the film festival.

In addition, there will be a special performance by the band “Betty” – a New York feminist activist band, best known for singing the theme song of the hit series “The L Word”.