Events | The Montreal Israel Film Festival

Sunday, April 29 to Monday, May 7.

The Montreal Israel Film Festival is an annual celebration of Israeli film. For its 8th consecutive year, the festival is pleased to offer a creative take on the intricacies of life in Israel, explored in a line-up of award-winning films and internationally-acclaimed guests.

Festival Highlights:

The Flood

As part of the opening night celebration, the Montreal Israel Film Festival is pleased to host award-winning filmmakers Guy Nattiv (Tel Aviv) and Philippe Lavalette (Montreal), as they present their much-anticipated film The Flood at the AMC Forum on April 29, 8:30 p.m.


Restoration by Yossi Madmoni is a gripping tale about a family’s struggle to save their family business while trying to save themselves. It was acclaimed in many international film festivals.

Melting Away

Conceived from the deep shock felt by filmmaker Doron Eran following the brutal murders at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center in 2009, Melting Away is the first feature film in Israeli cinema to deal with the topic of parents and transgendered children. Chen Yanni plays the lead role of a mysterious nurse who conquers the heart of a hospitalized man dying of cancer. The film explores their relationship and the question of whether he truly knows if this nurse is the son that he so long ago drove away from home.

All films will be presented in Hebrew with English subtitles.

AMC Forum, 2313 St. Catherine St. & the Spheretech Guzzo Mega-Plex, 3500 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Ville Saint-Laurent.

Regular admission is 14$ per film or 70$ for a seven-film pass. Tickets are available by phone at (514) 937-2332 or online. Admission is free for students with valid ID, subject to availability 5 minutes prior to every screening.