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Image: Over My Dead Body, Dir. Meital Cohen Navarro

Films screening at this event

Butterflies

original title
פרפרים
Director
Yona Rozenkier
Country
Israel
Year
2019
Duration
8 min

Three family members – elderly parents and a grown son – experience a precious moment of closeness when they witness a beautiful and ephemeral natural phenomenon outside their kibbutz.

Official Competition – Cannes Film Festival 2019

Petting Zoo

Director
Daniel Robin
Country
USA
Year
2019
Duration
11 min

Revisiting a TV show from 1974 about Jewish rituals – filmed at his childhood home and starring himself and his family – filmmaker Daniel Robin explores how Middle America perceived Jewishness back then and how things have changed since.

Mum’s Hairpins

Director
Tatyana Fedorovskaya
Country
Russia
Year
2019
Duration
20 min

Ukraine, 1941. Yasha, a young Jewish boy, escapes when the Germans arrive at his home, with only his mother’s box of hairpins. These will help both himself and his new friend, a wounded baby goat, to survive.

Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valour)

Director
Dominic Davey
Cast
Aaron Vodovoz, Molly Osborne, Robert Neumark-Jones and Katie Bernstein
Country
UK
Year
2020
Duration
15 min

Following the loss of his son in childbirth, a religious student longs to restart his family, but in order to reconnect with his distraught wife, he will first have to acknowledge his own hidden pain. A journey of self-discovery and a study into how grief can deeply affect a relationship.

Winner – Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2020

Writer & Producer: Jason Collin
Director & Producer: Dominic Davey
Main Cast: Aaron Vodovoz, Molly Osborne, Robert Neumark-Jones and Katie Bernstein

Carrying the Candle

Director
Andrew Snell
Country
UK
Year
2020
Duration
16 min

This captivating short documentary follows the work of British artist Barbara Loftus, who paints scenes from the life of her mother’s German-Jewish family as a way of learning about, and connecting to, the relatives she did not get to know.

Over My Dead Body

Director
Meital Cohen Navarro
Country
USA
Year
2020
Duration
25 min

When a young Jewish Persian-American woman tells her parents that her fiancé is Muslim, they make her choose between him and them. A captivating family drama.

 

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