What's On - UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

UKJFF: Good Morning Son + Q&A

20191110

UKJFF: Good Morning Son + Q&A

Omri, a young Israeli soldier, suffered a traumatic brain injury during a military operation in Gaza, and fell into a coma. Lying in his hospital bed, he is surrounded by his parents, sister and frien...

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UKJFF: God of the Piano + Q&A

20191110

UKJFF: God of the Piano + Q&A

A thoroughly absorbing psychological drama from Israeli director Itay Tal. When Anat, the scion of a distinguished musical family, learns that her newborn baby might become deaf, she decides in a mome...

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UKJFF: Echo

20191110

UKJFF: Echo

Having been married for 15 years, Ella and Avner seem to their friends to be the perfect couple. Avner’s faith in his marriage, however, takes a hit when he accidentally finds out that Ella is having ...

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UKJFF: World Premiere Pears Short Film Fund Winning Shorts 2019

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UKJFF: World Premiere Pears Short Film Fund Winning Shorts 2019

The World Premiere screening of two winning shorts On The Beaches and Home. Followed by a Q&A with the winning teams, chaired by Asher Tlalim. Booking link: https://booking.ukjewishfilm.org/show...

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UKJFF: The Wolf of Baghdad

20191112

UKJFF: The Wolf of Baghdad

A unique audio-visual journey through a Jewish family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland. Projections of The Wolf of Baghdad graphic novel will be accompanied by 3yin, an ensemble of musicians pl...

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UKJFF: Unseen + How to Swin

20191112

UKJFF: Unseen + How to Swin

Although Matan Yair started filming Unseen in 2012 it was only after the success of Scaffolding (UKJFF 2017) that he could complete it. It is a nuanced and sensitive film in which the line between rea...

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UKJFF: Of Animals and Men + Short

20191113

UKJFF: Of Animals and Men + Short

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 st...

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UKJFF: The Unorthodox

20191113

UKJFF: The Unorthodox

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 ...

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UKJFF: The Humorist

20191114

UKJFF: The Humorist

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, Arka...

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UKJFF: The Tobacconist

20191116

UKJFF: The Tobacconist

Bruno Ganz is superb as Sigmund Freud in this heart-rending adaptation of Robert Seethaler’s novel. 17-year-old Franz takes up a job at a Viennese tobacconist shop, where he meets the renowned profess...

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UKJFF: The Other Story + Q&A

20191117

UKJFF: The Other Story + Q&A

Anat and her fiancé have decided to put their wild days behind them and become ultra-Orthodox. Sarai, who was raised in a religious home, joins an all-women pagan cult. The two women may have taken di...

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UKJFF: King Bibi + Q&A

20191118

UKJFF: King Bibi + Q&A

Despite the numerous scandals, political maneuvers and recent indictments, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu is on his way to becoming Israel’s longest serving Prime Minster. A master of political spin, Netan...

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UKJFF: The Mover

20191118

UKJFF: The Mover

This award-winning drama recounts the true story of blue-collar worker Zanis Lipke’s epic rescue operation during the war, which saved the lives of some 40 Jews. Following Nazi invasion in 1942, Zanis...

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UKJFF: British Shorts Programme vol.2

20191119

UKJFF: British Shorts Programme vol.2

Seven new funny, thought provoking and inventive films from both emerging filmmakers and established artists. Films screening at this event: Harry Kiri, Granny Knows Best, The Jewish Question, The...

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UKJFF: The Glass Room + Panel

20191120

UKJFF: The Glass Room + Panel

Czechoslovakia, 1930s. Liesel and her Jewish industrialist husband Viktor build a modernist family home, an architectural masterpiece representing a bright future. That future, however, doesn't materi...

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UKJFF: Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

20191121

UKJFF: Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

This courtroom drama exposes the political motives behind one of the most scandalous cases of miscarriage of justice in the 20th century. Known as "the Butcher of Vilnius", Franz Murer facilitated the...

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