UK Jewish Film is delighted to have been invited to manage and coordinate the programme for the 15th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, which will take place from 29th November – 9th December 2014. For more information visit the HKJFF website below.more info
“AN INTENSELY INTIMATE LOOK AT LIFE, DEATH AND WHAT FALLS IN BETWEEN, ZACH BRAFF’S ‘WISH I WAS HERE’ IS A TOUCHING, REALISTIC LOOK AT A FAMILY IN CRISIS.” Quad City Times
Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs.
21-28 Sep JW3more info
“THIS IS DEEP, WONDERFUL STUFF AND IS THE YEAR’S BEST FEEL-GOOD MOVIE.” Tri-City Herald
Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life.
29 Sep, in Partnership with JW3more info
Cantankerous Professor Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo bar-Aba) is a Talmudic scholar, who has laboured for years in relative obscurity, whereas his ambitious son, Uziel (Lior Ashkenazi) has far greater success.
WINNER – Best Screenplay Award, Cannes Film Festival 2011
NOMINATED – Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2012
5-12 Oct, JW3more info
Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more. Hava Nagila (The Movie) is a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard.
BUOYANT! THE FILMMAKERS MIX THE PLAYFUL AND SERIOUS, New York Times
14-21 Oct, JW3
The extraordinary film that won Best Actress for Hadas Yaron at the Venice Film Festival, first time director Rami Burshtein brings her insider’s knowledge of the Haredi community to this engrossing family drama.
Eighteen year old Shira is about to be married off to a suitable young man when the death of her sister, whilst giving birth to her first child, postpones the wedding and grief overwhelms the family.
22-30 Oct, JW3
The Israeli Friends with a twist: Srugim (‘Knitted’) is the hit TV series that follows the lives of a group of 30-something modern Orthodox singles as they navigate love, friendship and faith in contemporary Jerusalem.watch now
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