Classic and contemporary

The 31st Haifa International Film Festival, which will take place from September 26 to October 5 at the Haifa Cinematheque and other theaters around the city, will show more than 100 of the best contemporary movies from around the world, as well as some classics.

It also features several competitions for Israeli films that will include some of the most anticipated movies this year.

The festival opens with Stephen Frears’s The Program, a fact-based drama about a journalist who exposed cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs, one of the biggest sports scandals in history. The delightful Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires) stars as the journalist, while Ben Foster plays Armstrong.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Classic-and-contemporary-417953

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