UKJF at Phoenix

Photo Farag + Q&A

Emigrating to Israel from Baghdad in the 1950s, the Farag family built a hugely successful photography business which revolutionised the way Israelis took, developed and related to pictures. Based on fascinating interviews and archival materials, Photo Farag explores the often destructive forces of a family determined to leave its mark on Israeli society.

27 April, Phoenix

UKJF at Cineworld Didsbury

Hilarious ‘The Last Laugh’

At what point is it acceptable for comedians to take on the most serious of topics and how does one comedian make us laugh while another falls flat on his or her face? Join us for this fascinating and hilarious film packed with top comedians.

23,26,27 April, Cineworld Didsbury 

UKJF at Reel Borehamwood

Fanny’s Journey

Bristling with suspense and moving in equal measures, Fanny’s Journey tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds.

25 – 30 April, Reel Borehamwood

UKJF at JW3

Rabin in His Own Words + Q&A

Based on rare archival materials, including off-the-record interviews, home videos, family photos and letters, Rabin in His Own Words offers a candid and intimate portrait of the late Prime Minister.

30 April, JW3

UKJF at JW3

Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet is the remarkable story of Hungarian politician Csanád Szegedi, who – as a vocal antisemite and Holocaust denier – came up through the ranks to become vice-President of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party. When he discovers that he is in fact Jewish and that his beloved grandmother survived Auschwitz, he goes on an astonishing journey.

23 – 27 April, JW3

UKJF at JW3

The Zookeeper’s Wife

See the hotly anticipated new drama The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl.
The extraordinary true story of a working wife and mother who became an unlikely hero, saving hundreds of Jewish lives during World War II.

7 – 18 May, JW3

 

FilmLab

FilmLab: The Craft of the Film Director: Stephen Frears in Conversation

BAFTA winning and Academy award-nominated director Stephen Frears will be in conversation with FilmLab’s Asher Tlalim exploring the craft of being a film director, illustrated with examples and clips from his rich cinematography over several decades.

Wednesday 3 April (the date has been changed from the original Tuesday 25 April due to filming schedules), 7pm, Met Film School, Ealing Studios, London W5 5EP 

Followed by refreshments and networking

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