Films screening at this event

The Green Park

Director
Justin Hardy
Country
UK
Year
2015
Duration
65 min

The Green Park Hotel opened its doors in 1943 and for over forty years was a key hub of Anglo Jewish life. It provided kosher food, British seaside glamour and a place to introduce sons and daughters.¬†This lively and warm-hearted film delves into the Anglo Jewish community, examining how it developed and flourished in the 20th century. With access to many of the leading lights of the community, this is a significant exploration of the role that ‘soft power’ spaces like the Green Park have played in creating a vibrant, integrated and successful life for English Jews.

The Chop

Director
Lewis Rose
Year
2015
Duration
17 min

2015 Pears Short Film Fund Winner

A charismatic young kosher butcher Yossi loses his job and, failing to find a new one, he decides to disguise himself as Yusuf in order to get work at a Halal butchers. Can he put on a convincing performance and keep his Jewish identity intact?

 

The Audience Award for best Live Action at Palm Springs Film Festival 2016

Best Comedy Short at Cleveland International Film Festival 2016

Audience Award for Best Film of the Festival at the 56th Krakow International Film Festival 2016