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  • Directed by Nina Menkes

    1 season

    One of American independent cinema’s most sui generis voices, Nina Menkes doesn’t so much direct films as, in her own words, “conjure” them. Imbued with a trancelike power, her cinematic spells combine surrealist imagery that has been compared to David Lynch’s with the hypnotic formal rigor of Ch...

  • The Great Sadness of Zohara

    Movie

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1983 • Israel, Morocco
    Starring Tinka Menkes

    A young Jewish woman (Tinka Menkes) leaves Jerusalem and embarks on a solitary, mystical journey through the Arab world in this meditation on spirituality and alienation shot on location in Israel and North Africa.

  • Queen of Diamonds

    Movie

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1991 • United States
    Starring Tinka Menkes, Emmellda Beech

    Nina Menkes’s entrancing dream vision of alienation on the margins of Las Vegas is one of the most radical and provocative independent films of the 1990s. Set amid the glittering casino lights and deteriorating ...

  • Phantom Love

    Movie

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 2007 • United States
    Starring Marina Shoif, Juliette Marquis, Bobby Naderi

    Lensed in stunning black and white, this surreal psychodrama traces the awakening of Lulu (Marina Shoif), an alienated casino worker living in Los Angeles who must navigate complicated relationsh...

  • Dissolution

    Movie

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 2010 • Israel
    Starring Slava Bibergal, Didi Fire, Yohanan Herson

    Nina Menkes transposes Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” to Tel Aviv for this hallucinatory exploration of guilt and redemption. Shot in Yafo, the predominantly Arab area of the city, DISSOLUTION center...

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  • The Great Sadness of Zohara

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1983 • Israel, Morocco
    Starring Tinka Menkes

    A young Jewish woman (Tinka Menkes) leaves Jerusalem and embarks on a solitary, mystical journey through the Arab world in this meditation on spirituality and alienation shot on location in Israel and North Africa.

  • Queen of Diamonds

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1991 • United States
    Starring Tinka Menkes, Emmellda Beech

    Nina Menkes’s entrancing dream vision of alienation on the margins of Las Vegas is one of the most radical and provocative independent films of the 1990s. Set amid the glittering casino lights and deteriorating ...

  • Phantom Love

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 2007 • United States
    Starring Marina Shoif, Juliette Marquis, Bobby Naderi

    Lensed in stunning black and white, this surreal psychodrama traces the awakening of Lulu (Marina Shoif), an alienated casino worker living in Los Angeles who must navigate complicated relationsh...

  • Dissolution

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 2010 • Israel
    Starring Slava Bibergal, Didi Fire, Yohanan Herson

    Nina Menkes transposes Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” to Tel Aviv for this hallucinatory exploration of guilt and redemption. Shot in Yafo, the predominantly Arab area of the city, DISSOLUTION center...