Event details

Introduced by UKJF Founder and President Judy Ironside MBE.

The feature film will be preceded by short film, Mordechai, winner of the Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF 2016.

There will be a reception after the screening.

Films screening at this event

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

original title
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Director
Lars Kraume
Cast
Burghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg
Country
Germany
Year
2015
Duration
105 min

“From start to finish, it’s absorbing.” – New York Times

Having received intelligence about Adolf Eichmann’s whereabouts, German-Jewish public prosecutor Fritz Bauer needs to tread carefully. On one side, there are German officials who would do all they can to thwart his operation. On the other, there is the Israeli Mossad, where priorities are given to more immediate threats. Bauer does what he must for the benefit of both his nation and his fellow Jewish people. A stylish and thrilling film that uncovers the politics behind the capture of the architect of the Holocaust.

Winner : Audience Award – Locarno Film Festival
Winner: Outstanding Feature Film German Film Awards

Mordechai

Director
Benjamin Bee
Cast
Dan Mersh, Steve Strouzer
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
14 min

“In order to become the person you always wanted to be, you have to, on occasion, become someone else first.”

Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral…

Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.

Winner – Jury Prize Award at Sunderland Shorts 2017
Nominated – Best Narrative Short Film at Cleveland International Film Festival 2017
Nominated – Jury Prize Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017
Nominated – Best Short Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Timishort Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Denver Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Colchester Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Underwire Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – This is England Festival 2017