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The Painted Bird

Separated from his parents, a Jewish nameless boy wanders through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, unfalteringly looking for a glimmer of hope in a world of extreme brutality. Based on the 1965 novel by Jerzy Kosiński, The Painted Bird is a nightmarish experience, but, shot in 35mm monochrome, also ravishingly beautiful.

Sun 2 Feb, 7.30pm, Phoenix Cinema


My Polish Honeymoon

The Opening Night film from the most recent UK Jewish Film Festival is returning as part of our year-round programme. Packed with charm and laughter, this popular comedy follows recently-married Parisian couple Anna and Adam as they head off on a belated honeymoon to Poland.

Sun 26 – Thu 30 Jan, JW3

Sun 9 – Thu 13 Feb, Reel Borehamwood

Holocaust Memorial Day

Antisemitism and Film

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, we’re hosting a participatory film workshop as part of Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Join us to explore how films perpetuate or challenge the age-old hatred that is antisemitism.

Thu 30 Jan, 6.30pm, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
To reserve your place please email: localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

New On Demand


The winner of the Best Debut Feature Award at the 2019 UK Jewish Film Festival is now available to rent or buy On Demand.

Ariela, a twentysomething Jewish artist in Mexico City, falls for non-Jewish Ivan. Struggling with her family’s disapproval, Ariela is torn between the man she loves and the community she can’t leave behind.



A stylish Israeli psychological thriller, Echo is a haunting look at married couple Ella and Avner. Ella’s infidelity leads Avner down a rabbit hole that shatters his entire world.

Mon 3 – Thu 6 Feb, JW3


The Unorthodox

A highly entertaining tale about the beginnings of Shas, a new party for the disenfranchised Sephardi ultra-Orthodox community in Israel in 1983, which changed the political landscape forever.

Sun 9 – Thu 13 Feb, JW3

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