Films screening at this event

Bulgarian Rhapsody

Director
Ivan Nitchev
Cast
Kristiyan Makarov, Moni Moshonov, Tatyana Lolova
Country
Bulgaria
Year
2014
Duration
108 min

“We left part of our souls in the film and I hope young people are interested in it.” – The Times of Israel

Bulgaria’s official selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. A beautifully rendered coming-of-age tale of unrequited love, set amidst the turbulence of the Bulgarian alliance with Nazi Germany. As the shy and artistic Moni falls for Shelli, Moni’s friend Giorgio forms the final part of a doomed love triangle. The flowing evocation of innocence and first love is a heartbreaking portrait of Bulgarian Jewish life, capturing its exuberant vibrancy against an inexorable backdrop of tragedy.

The Guitar

Director
Richard Beecham
Country
UK
Year
2015
Duration
13 min

Gateshead, North East England. Chaim is a 12-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy. His mother has just remarried and he’s not happy. 16-year-old Kayleigh has been kicked out of her house and has nowhere to go. When an incident forces them together, unexpected things happen. ‘The Guitar’ is a bittersweet story about being Jewish, being Geordie and being different.