The 21st century’s second decade is over. To try and sum it up, we tried to avoid the best film list and instead tried to point out the filmmakers who broke as new, fresh, and influential voices. As with any election process, this list, compiled by the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Cinematheques, is somewhat arbitrary and subjective, and it is certainly possible to argue about those included or omitted. Yet these names starred in the most prominent film festivals and art house scene; others made their way into the heart of Hollywood. We are proud to present to you this selection and are curious to see what the next decade will bring to the big screen.
The relationship between a young ambitious Jazz drummer and his ruthless teacher drives them both to the edge of their abilities and sanity.