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Running Film Festival

Tel Aviv SAMSUNG Marathon Invites you to a rare ancounter between cinema and running.
High qhality running movies from all times will expect you at the Marathon EXPO.

February 18th until February 21st, Sunday - Wednsday 

12 Movies in 3 screenings
1 pm | 4 pm | 7 pm
 Free entery! 

Run Fatboy Run (2017)  Someone to run with
Free to run
  Track guidance     15:00-15:30
Track guidance Forrest Gump
Unbroken (2014) The Straight Line
The Robber
  Track guidance       18:00-18:30
I am bolt
Opening Ceremony with the mayor

Freedom Runners (2016)

The movies are: 
Someone to run with
Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself unrecognizably. Asaf, a clumsy, naive, and very shy boy working a boring summer job at City Hall, is given quite a mission himself: to take an uncontrollable stray dog from the pound, put it on a leash, and let it lead him back to its owners to be fined. The dog -Dinkah leads Asaf through the city to the people and places that will tell him about Dinka's owner -Tamar and her sudden disappearance. Asaf is determined to find Tamar and rescue her from her own rescue mission. This movie tells a beautiful story based on the novel by David Grossman, about growing up and finding the strength to overcome your fears and the meaning of true friendship.


Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.


After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 
 Forrest Gump


Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
The Straight Line

After five years in jail, Leila is free again. Yannick, a young athlete, recently lost his sight in a car crash. The only discipline in which he can compete is running, but he must race tethered to a guide. Before she went to prison, Leila was an elite athlete. She will be Yannick's eyes. Leila keeps quiet about her past. Sick of the sympathy of his family and friends, Yannick welcomes her silence. Training and preparing to race helps them both rebuild their lives. There are past events that won't let go, and present feelings and emotions that bring upheaval and a new direction. But you have to keep running and battling, down the straight to the line.


Johann (Andreas Lust) is a convicted felon and marathon runner who has been paroled from prison for attempted armed robbery. Upon his release he immediately continues to commit bank robbery, armed with a shotgun and disguised with a mask. He then moves in with a young social worker and friend, Erika (Franziska Weisz), and the two soon begin a relationship. Johann goes on to win several marathons with record times, and is congratulated by his parole officer. However, after committing several more robberies, Erika begins to suspect Johann. 

Run fat boy run

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish.

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudiceThe film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films. The film is also notable for its memorable electronic theme tune by Vangelis, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.


Freedom Runners



Rotem Genossar, 31, is a teacher at the Bialik-Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, his students are refugees and asylum-seekers from different African countries. Two years ago, Rotem founded a youth running group for refugees who fled their homelands and are living in Israel with their families but lack legal status. At first running was just a social activity for the students, but it quickly became a way of life for them and way for them to fight for their civil rights. Two of the more talented and prominent members of the team are Rachel Gebretsadik, 16, from Eritrea and Ramzi AbdulJaber, 17, from Darfur. Since Israel does not recognize Rachel and Ramzi as refugees, they don’t have equal rights and are not recognized as Israel’s champions. Rotem and his students set out on a struggle to secure them a place and a status of their own, aiming to pull them out of the margins of Israeli society.




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