The Midnight Orchestra

After leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur War, the son of a once famous Jewish musician returns to his home country to bury his father.

1&2 May, JW3

UKJF at Phoenix Cinema


Winner of Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography & Best Actor (Khalifa Natour) at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2015.

Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox religious scholar from Jerusalem whose talent and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast, he collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce his death, but his father, refusing to let him go, takes over resuscitation efforts and, beyond all expectations, Haim-Aaron comes back to life.

*contains images of nudity, violence and animal slaughter

8 May, Phoenix

UKJF at Phoenix

Florence Foster Jenkins

A preview screening + Q&A with producer Michael Kuhn and special guests tbc. 

The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. 

4 May, Phoenix


Grüninger’s Fall

Hailed as the Swiss Oskar Schindler, Paul Grüninger was responsible for letting 3,600 Jews enter the country – and was sentenced to a prison term for falsifying documents and abuse of office. This film tells his extraordinary story.

4-5 May, JW3


Son of Saul

A masterful debut award winning feature that brings an entirely fresh visual language to this most challenging of topics. László Nemes’ Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winner focuses on Saul, a Jewish member of the Sonderkommando in an unnamed death camp, who, after discovering the body of his son, is determined to give him a dignified burial.

15-26 May, JW3


UKJF Education

Lights, Chutzpah, Action!

Lights, Chutzpah, Action! is UK Jewish Film’s exciting film-based, education project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, led by young volunteers from the Noam Masorti Youth movement.

The project offers young people opportunities to research and make short films about the involvement of British Jewry in film and cinema heritage in the UK.

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