Event details

The films in this programme celebrate inclusivity, diversity and freedom regardless of gender, religious background or age.

Films screening at this event

On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

Director
Brandon Gross
Skyler Gross
Country
Canada
Year
2017
Duration
40 min

Having celebrated their 65th anniversary with their children and grandchildren, Nani and Popi seem happy and content. It comes as a shock for everyone, therefore, when a short time later, Popi, aged 95, comes out as gay. Or almost everyone: as it turns out his wife knew about it all along, but decided to keep her family together at the cost of her own happiness. On My Way Out tells an extraordinary story about relationships, family and the sacrifices we make to keep them intact.

Summer

Director
Pearl Gluck
Country
USA
Year
2018
Duration
19 min

Two teenage girls experience their sexual awakening together while at a Hassidic summer camp.

Sunset

Director
Katie Ennis
Gary Jaffe
Country
USA
Year
2017
Duration
15 min

A young man is torn between his sense of duty to serve his country and his wish to stay with his male lover in New York in the days following Pearl Harbor.

Starboy

Director
Joëlle Bentolila
Cast
Barney Harris, Tallulah Haddon, James Larkin
Country
UK
Year
2018
Duration
18 min
Producer
Tibo Travers

Winner – Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2018

Yehud, 19, a young married Hassidic man raised in a sheltered community, has all of his life been on the path traditionally followed by all Hassidic Jews. But when he immerses himself in the deep dark secrets of the Kabbalah and the study of quantum mechanics, his pious young wife doesn’t understand why there are suddenly so many unorthodox books in their small cramped Stamford Hill flat. And why he is no longer content with raising their baby son and just happy with the regular study of the Torah. What is he trying to tell her? And what will happen to him – and to them?

As Yehud obsessively searches for answers to his many burning mystical questions, increasingly doubting his own identity, and the nature of being, their conflict grows – with irreparable and shocking consequences.

The Rabbi

Director
Uriya Hertz
Country
Israel
Year
2017
Duration
20 min

A yeshiva-bocher confesses a secret to his rabbi-teacher awakening disturbing thoughts in him.