NEWS FLASH! AUGUST 13. Joe + Belle is nominated for “Best Film” in the Israeli Oscars!
Finally, the lesbian riff on Thelma & Louise we’ve all been waiting for!
“A creative tour-de-force… Joe + Belle manages to say something deep about love and violence while still offering all the gallows humor you could hope for.” —AfterEllen.com
Joe + Belle is an incredibly funny and romantic new lesbian feature boasting a great story, a whimsically dark comic sensibility and stellar performances. Writer-director-star Veronica Kedar shines as Joe — a laid-back dope dealer full of magnetic charisma. Sivan Levy is Belle — a forlorn yet irresistibly sensual crazy girl who attaches herself to Joe and refuses to let go.
The chemistry here is spot-on perfect as the two girls fall madly in love against the backdrop of a wild cross-country getaway — after they accidentally kill a guy! Full of whimsical sensibility and black humor, Joe + Belle is destined to restore your faith in young love.
(Movie is in English, Hebrew and French with English subtitles)
Awards & Quotes
- WINNER! FIRST PRIZE at the Women’s International Film Festival in Israel
- WINNER! BEST SCREENPLAY – Cinemascope
- WINNER! BEST ALTERNATIVE FEATURE – Cinema South International Film Festival in Israel
- “Israel’s take on girls with guns on the run.”—FemPop.com
- “A very tender, yet quirky and twisted, fairy tale.” —Twitchfilm
- “Kedar and Levy (she reminds me of Marion Cotillard) are excellent in the lead roles and their bitter-sweet chemistry is just heart-breaking.” —Twitchfilm
- “Joe+Belle is Israel’s hilarious answer to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” —Twitchfilm
- “Charming.” —SheWired.com
- “A surprising, funny film with brilliant dialogue.” —Cinemascope
- “#2 Best Overlooked Film of 2011” —The Advocate
- Behind the Scenes Featurette
- Music Video "By My Side" Starring: Yotam Ishay, Sivan Levy, Veronica Kedar
- English subtitles
- 5.1 or 2.0 Sound