The UK International Jewish Film Festival will run at venues across the UK from the 5th – 20th November 2016
From the 5th – 20th November 2016, the 20th edition of the UK International Jewish Film Festival will proudly showcase over 80 world, European and UK premieres of new feature dramas, documentaries and shorts.
Closing Night Gala: Fanny's Journey
In the midst of the Second World War, 13-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a group of young children and endeavours to reach the Swiss border in order to save all their lives.
With Reception and Presentation of Best Feature and Best Debut Feature Awards
Seeing his precious sound equipment trashed in a freak accident, Joey Miller partners up with his shady uncle Morty to steal his grandmother’s highly guarded pickle recipe and sell it for a small fortune. As expected, the plan goes horribly wrong, but the lesson Joey learns in the process is priceless: there is nothing more important in life than your family, except maybe for a truly scrumptious pickle
Supported by her famous parents – poet Natan Alterman and actress Rachel Marcus – Tirza Atar became, too, a well-known poet, lyricist and children’s author in Israel of the 1960s and 70s. Her success was not enough to save her from recurring bouts of depression and a premature death. A moving portrayal of a tortured soul.
This exceptional documentary sheds new light on the life and work of beloved writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle), who died in 2012, directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein.