UKJF in London and Glasgow

The Pickle Recipe

Seeing his precious sound equipment trashed in a freak accident, Joey Miller partners up with his shady uncle Morty to steal his grandmother’s highly guarded pickle recipe and sell it for a small fortune. As expected, the plan goes horribly wrong, but the lesson Joey learns in the process is priceless: there is nothing more important in life than your family, except maybe for a truly scrumptious pickle.

26 – 30 March, JW3

19 April, CCA Glasgow

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 Reel Borehamwood

Indignation

A powerful and profound tale of youthful passion as the gifted son of a kosher butcher from Newark wins a scholarship to better himself at a prestigious university in mid-West America. Oscar nominated director James Schamus creates an extraordinary portrait of 1950s America where love and idealism is pitted against the unyielding ties and expectations of country, family and tradition.

22 – 26 March, Reel Borehamwood

UKF at JW3

When Do We Eat?

After last year’s Seder turned to a dysfunctional disaster, one of the boys Zeke (Ben Feldman – Kissing Jessica Stein) slips Dad a dose of special, hallucinogenic Ecstasy in order to “Give him a new perspective”. By the end of the night, Dad’s visions turn him into a modern day Moses, intent on leading this hungry group to the promised land of family forgiveness. Of course, they’re all so stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea.

2 – 6 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 – 17 April, JW3

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