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Delicious bourekas will be served before the screening.

Films screening at this event

The King of Börek

Director
Orit Ofir Ronnell
Country
Israel
Year
2018
Duration
74 min

It was near impossible to avoid one of the many branches of Sammy Bourekas and Sons in 1980s Israel. The first franchised food chain in the country grew from a small family-run bakery in Jaffa and turned the Bulgarian pastry into a national culinary obsession. Director Orit Ofir Ronell, the great-granddaughter of the empire’s founder, tells a story of immense success followed by a painful collapse. Family intrigue and bad business decisions notwithstanding, The King of Börek is a mouth-watering ode to the delights of a fresh, warm bourekas.

Gefilte

Director
Rachel Fleit
Country
USA
Year
2018
Duration
11 min

The story of one American-Jewish family’s obsession with gefilte fish and the ritual of making it – in huge quantities – every Passover. As the Hermelins all agree, like Proust’s madeleine, the beloved dish is so much more than just food: it’s also memories, tradition and what binds them together.

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