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209 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris 10éme: The Neighbours (103 mins)

13
Nov

Documentary

JW3

The residential building at 209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris, 10ème is still standing, elegant and imposing as it has always been. Many of those who used to live here and their descendants, however, have dispersed all over the world ever since the end of the war, resettling in Melbourne, New York and Tel ...

Of Animals and Men (58 mins)

13
Nov

Documentary

Phoenix Cinema

Two years after the release of The Zookeeper’s Wife, which portrayed Antonina and Jan Żabiński’s extraordinary rescue operation during the war, this fascinating documentary sheds new light on their story. The couple saved hundreds of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto by hiding them in the city’s z...

Synonyms (123 mins)

13
Nov

Drama

Picturehouse Central

Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) new film, winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, is a triumph. Having completed his army service, Yoav travels to Paris with the aim of erasing his Israeli identity. Alone in the city, he soon meets a local couple who help him on his journey of reinvention...

The Unorthodox (92 mins)

13
Nov

Comedy/Drama

Phoenix Cinema

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school because of her ethnicity, the widowed father decides to fight back. Despite having no political experience, he forms Shas, a new party whose aim is to cater for the needs of the disenfranchised Sephardi ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. It’s ...

Wonder Women Shorts Programme (84 mins)

13
Nov

Shorts

JW3

Exploring society’s expectations of women to perform as mothers, wives and lovers, the films in the strand offer a critical yet highly entertaining perspective on women’s traditional roles. Films screening at this event Marriage Material: The Musical, How to Swim, The Birth of Hunterfinkelst...

Young Jury Award for Best Short Film (120 mins)

13
Nov

Shorts

Rich Mix

For the first time this year, UK Jewish Film has launched the Young Jury Award to select and present the best short film during the festival. A jury of ten people aged eighteen to thirty have watched, critiqued and debated a fanastic selection of new Jewish films from which they have selected their ...

Advocate (110 mins)

14
Nov

Documentary

Everyman King’s Cross

Having represented Palestinians in Israeli courts for the past five decades, human-rights lawyer Leah Tsemel is a symbol of the ongoing fight in Israel/Palestine against the occupation. This compelling documentary follows Tsemel as she defends two of her recent clients, one of whom is a 13-year-old ...

Fiddler on the Roof (179 mins)

14
Nov

Event

Rio

The beloved cinematic version of Sholem Aleichem’s ultimate shtetl experience is back for one merry screening in the former Jewish heartland of London – or more specifically, the Rio Cinema in Dalston. Expect singing with your fellow viewers (lyrics on screen), dancing in the aisles and fancy dr...

Fig Tree (93 mins)

14
Nov

Drama

JW3

Set against the backdrop of the Ethiopian Civil War in the late 1980s, Fig Tree is a remarkable debut film from Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian. The Jewish family of 16-year-old Mina is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, but Mina won’t leave until she rescues her Chris...

The Humorist (100 mins)

14
Nov

Drama

Phoenix Cinema

Set in 1984, at the height of the Cold War, The Humorist tells the story of successful Russian- Jewish stand-up comedian Boris Arkadiev. Although he is embraced by the KGB and loved by the masses, Arkadiev feels stifled by state censorship and haunted by his own inner demons. Invited to perform at a...