Tel Aviv – February 1, 2024 – In a groundbreaking move, IZZY, the innovative streaming platform known for bringing the best of Israeli entertainment to the global stage, is thrilled to announce a one-week free viewing event. This exclusive offer from February 1 to 8 coincides with the worldwide premiere of “The Chef,” the latest addition to IZZY’s impressive content lineup.
This one-week free FULL-ACCESS is the perfect opportunity for new viewers to experience the depth and variety of IZZY’s catalog. It’s an invitation to explore the rich tapestry of Israeli storytelling, ranging from gripping dramas such as “The Women’s Balcony” and “Allenby” to insightful documentaries like “Under the Iron Dome,” “Golda,” and more.
The award-winning drama “The Chef” was produced by Yes Studios, the production house behind international hits like “Fauda,” “Shtisel,” and “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.” Its launch is expected to captivate audiences worldwide, showcasing the distinctive narrative and production quality that Israeli content is celebrated for.
Nati Dinnar, IZZY’s CEO & co-founder, expresses his excitement, “We are proud to open our doors to the world, offering full access to all that IZZY and the acclaimed entertainment Israel has to offer, available in all 190 countries worldwide. We believe that once audiences taste the unique and compelling content produced in Israel, such as “The Chef,” they will be eager to stay and watch more.”
“The Chef” centers around Nimrod (Guri Alfi), an unemployed high-tech worker who starts working in the kitchen of a prestigious restaurant run by a brilliant chef, Dori (Gal Toren). Dori is struggling to stay relevant and keep his place at the top of the ultra-competitive gastronomic world. The series explores toxic masculinity typical in both the technology and restaurant businesses and the fragility of the male ego through the juxtaposition of the two male characters. The new cook is a family man collapsing under the weight of his responsibilities and humdrum experience. At the same time, the chef is single, indulgent, and self-absorbed, seemingly at the top of his game.
This show has won numerous awards internationally, including Gal Toren as best actor at the Berlin festival, and is very aligned with the trend of high-stress restaurant kitchen shows such as “The Bear,” “Kitchen Confidential,” “Mammals,” and “Sweetbitter.” The trailer and long list of awards for “The Chef” are available here.
Viewers around the globe are encouraged to seize this opportunity to explore IZZY’s diverse content without any commitment. There is something for everyone, from edge-of-your-seat thrillers to heartwarming comedies to intense documentaries.
Detailed information on accessing IZZY’s free viewing week is available on the IZZY website at https://www.izzy.streamisrael.tv/ and on the streamer’s social media pages.
By offering a glimpse into its extensive library of content, IZZY aims to attract a wider audience, showcasing the cultural richness and storytelling prowess of Israeli cinema and television.
IZZY, founded (in 2020) and managed by longtime Israeli media executive Nati Dinnar, is an Israel lover’s dream, offering unlimited Israeli movies, TV shows, and documentaries subscribers can view worldwide with English translation. The future of Israeli entertainment has never been more inspiring. Creativity is flourishing, and new technology empowers the discovery of more Israeli filmmakers and entertainers.