Lia (CFIC) Rated NR

Lia (CFIC) PT65M


Lia Van Leer (1925-2015) was an Israeli icon, widely credited with establishing the Israeli film industry and nurturing the creative talent enjoyed today by Israeli and international audiences. A must-see for anyone interested in the evolution of Israeli cinema and culture, the film demonstrates Lia’s tremendous passion, vision and accomplishments through her final days—from hosting Haifa salons with her husband Wim in the early 1950s, to establishing Israel’s film archive, to building the Jerusalem Cinematheque and founding the Jerusalem Film Festival. Our special screenings pay tribute to this woman to whom all Israeli filmmakers and film festivals, including the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, are forever indebted.

Running Time
1 hr 5 min
Release Date
October 29, 2015