Israeli film festival unveils lineup

L.A. event will start with 'Lost Islands'

The 24th Israel Film Festival, which runs from June 3-18 at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and Lammele's Fallbrook 7 in the San Fernando Valley, will kick off with Reshef Levy's autobiographical drama "Lost Islands," the top-grossing and most honored film in Israel last year.

At the opening-night and awards gala at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on June 3, IFF Awards will be presented to John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles; producer Robert Lantos; producer Branko Lustig; and songwriter Diane Warren.

In addition to "Islands," the fest's feature film lineup consists of: Ronit Elkabets and Shlomi Elkabetz' "7 Days"; Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected"; Avraham Kushnir's "Bruriah"; Ori Ravid's "Eli & Ben"; Marco Carmel's "Father's Footsteps"; Dror Zahavi's "For My Father"; Eitan Green's "It All Begins at Sea"; Igal Burstyn's "Out of the Blue"; Omri Givon's "Seven Minutes in Heaven"; and Shmuel Beru's "Zrubavel."

The fest is presented by IsraFest Foundation in association with the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.