Films screening at this event

The Governess

Director
Sandra Goldbacher
Cast
Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Country
UK
Year
1998
Duration
115 min

“Ravishingly handsome film” The New York Times

A rare screening of this powerful drama about a young Sephardi woman in the mid-19th century who lies about her religion to obtain a position with a Scottish family. Finding herself drawn to the austere and enigmatic husband, they begin a passionate affair which is further complicated when the son of the family finds himself attracted to the governess, and discovers her true identity.

The Master of York

Director
Kieron Quirke
Country
UK
Year
2017

In 12th century York, Rav Menachem is a dedicated Master of the Law, whose life is wrecked when his brother dies. Menachem is obliged by the Law to marry Chana, his brother’s widow, and to meet her sexual needs – a task that plays havoc with his studies. Anxious to get his scholar’s life back, he turns to his knowledge of ancient Jewish magic, and fashions a Golem – a man of clay, who can be animated and reanimated to satisfy his wife’s desires. But Gideon the Golem turns out to useful in other ways too…