Receiving its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, this fascinating true story of Jewish psychologist Stanley Milgram, and his groundbreaking ‘Obedience Experiments’ in 1961, features brilliantly pitched performances from Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard. Milgram’s controversial experiments demonstrated man’s ability to obey malevolent authority, post-Holocaust, and became a major publishing sensation. Award-winning director Michael Almereyda delivers a stylish and highly original film on one of the 20th century’s most important intellectuals.

1-8 December at JW3

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My Nazi Legacy

Internationally-renowned human rights barrister Philippe Sands QC goes on a road trip with two sons of SS officers, to find out if they can admit to their fathers’ crimes. When they arrive in the Ukrainian town where Sands’ own family were killed, the three men are forced to confront history in a unique way. An intellectually-charged and deeply moving exploration of history, confrontation and family.



9-15 December at JW3

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Apples from the Desert

Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards and adapted from the much-loved book, Apples from the Desert is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity. Rebecca Avranel is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos, joining a dance class where she meets secular kibbutznik Dooby. But following her dreams wreaks havoc when her father reveals other plans for her…

16-22 December at JW3

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5 to 7

A wonderfully stylish romantic comedy from Manhattan with stand-out performances as the Jewish mother from hell from six-time Academy award-winner Glenn Close and her hilarious on-screen husband, Frank Langella. Their son, Brian Bloom, is a struggling young writer faced with a mountain of rejection letters when he meets by chance the impossibly gorgeous, but firmly married, Arielle. Following the French custom of holding romantic liaisons between the hours of 5-7pm only, so begins a funny and sweet relationship that takes unexpected directions. A brilliantly life-affirming story with fantastic joie de vivre.

23-31 December at JW3

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2015 Festival

Best Debut Feature Award

UK Jewish Film Festival celebrates new talent with this inaugural Best Debut Feature Award. Watch the awards trailer presenting the nominees and join us for the magical Award Ceremony at The May Fair Hotel!

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2015 Festival Diary

Closing Weekend Gala

The 19th UK Jewish Film Festival had a beautiful Closing Weekend Ceremony on Saturday 21 November at the elegant May Fair Hotel. Guests enjoyed a UK premiere of Amir Wolf’s debut thriller ‘Fire Birds’, followed by a fascinating Q&A with the director. We have also presented our first Best Debut Feature Award. Browse our gallery and look out for a video report soon.

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2015 Festival Diary

Fire Birds – Q&A

19th UK Jewish Film Festival ended in a special closing gala event, premiering the Israeli thrilling film Fire Birds.

After the Screening, Director of the film Amir Wolf, joined us for Q&A

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2015 Festival Diary

Israeli Filmmakers on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Panel discussion with Israeli filmmakers Lior Gal (Fauda), Nati Ginnar (Sabena), and Duki Dror (Partner with the Enemy) about the conflict and its representations in films and TV.

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2015 Festival Diary

Sabena – Q&A and discussion

Q&A following the screening of Sabena at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2015.

The Q&A took place on 14.11.15.

Participating in the Q&A: Producer and creator Nati Dinnar, Bobby Lax who plays Captain Reginald Levy, Reginald’s daughter – Susan Schiphorst, and Monique Deleu, who was a stewardess on the actual flight. Hosted by Keren Misgav Ristvedt, Business Director at UKJF

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2015 Festival Diary

Son of Saul – Critics’ Review

Watch here the Critics’ Review after the screening of the highly-acclaimed Son of Saul.

With Kate Muir from The Times, Tim Robey from The Daily Telegraph, and Nicola Christie – UKJF Programmer


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2015 Festival Diary

The Zionist Idea – Panel Discussion

Watch here the fascinating discussion that followed the screening of The Zionist Idea.

Melanie Philips, Colin Shindler and David Aaronovich discuss the meaning of Zionism today, Israel, world attitude and more.


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2015 Festival Diary

Opening Night Gala 2015

What a wonderful night it was! Enjoy these photographs and relieve the magical experience

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