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1945

A Jewish father and son return to the village from which they were deported, and where indifferent bystanders seized their home.

Above and Beyond

A group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes out of America to fight for Israel in its War of Independence.

An Act of Defiance

This powerful and captivating true story explores the little known role of South African Jews in consigning Apartheid to history.

Apples from the Desert

Unhappy with her restrictive religious home, Rebecca secretly breaks taboos, joining a dance class where she meets a secular kibbutznik.

Asylum City

When a young and fearless social activist, is found dead, the police are sure they know who they are after. Based on a bestselling novel, this new Israeli series is a thriller you don't want to miss.

Atlit

Three sisters return to their childhood home in Israel to confront their life choices. Set during the final days of Yitzhak Rabin’s reign.

Fanny's Journey

As the Germans advance, 13-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a group of young children trying to reach the Swiss border.

Fire Birds

Winner of an Israeli Academy Award in 2015. An 80-year-old man's body is found with three stab wounds to the chest and a mysterious tattoo.

God of the Piano

When Anat, the scion of a distinguished musical family, learns that her new born baby might become deaf, she decides to do the unthinkable.

In Between

Three young Arab-Israeli women share a flat in the vibrant centre of Tel Aviv, finding themselves caught between two cultures.

Infiltration

Israel, mid-1950s. Against the backdrop of the state’s precarious existence, a motley crew of new recruits struggle through a three-month army basic training. directed by Dover Kosashvili

Jungle

Daniel Radcliffe as a young Israeli, fresh out of the army, who embarks on a South American jungle adventure which quickly goes wrong.

Menashe

When his wife dies, sales assistant Menashe tries to follow the rabbi’s decree which obliges him to remarry in order to get custody of his young son Rieven.A rare Yiddish film set in orthodox Brooklyn

Midnight Orchestra

The estranged son of a once famous Jewish Moroccan musician is unexpectedly transformed after returning to his homeland, in this bittersweet and quirky crowd-pleaser.

Next to Her

Chelli is the principle carer of her strong-willed and disabled sister Gabby (Dana Ivgy) When a potential boyfriend appears on the scene it becomes increasingly unclear who is dependent on whom.

Orthodox

London’s criminal underbelly and Haredi Jewish community collide in a dark portrait of disintegrating urban lives with an outstanding performance by Stephen Graham.

Resistance (2020)

Joining the French Jewish Resistance during the war, mime artist Marcel Marceau helped save the lives of thousands of Jewish children.

Shelter

A retired Mossad agent is drawn back into service to protect a Lebanese collaborator brought to a safe house in Hamburg.

Solomon and Gaenor

The classic Oscar-nominated story of a young Orthodox-Jewish man in South Wales who falls in love with a local girl.

The Birdcatcher

Esther, a Jewish-Norwegian teenager, escapes the Nazis and winds up on an occupied farm, where she pretends to be a boy.

The Cakemaker

During one of his many business trips to Berlin, Israeli Oren visits a café and falls instantly in love – both with its cakes and with Thomas, the baker who makes them.

The Duchess of Warsaw

In a fantastical and beautifully-imagined Paris, a concentration camp survivor unravels her past to her grandson as they wander together through the city.

The Exception

It’s 1941 and the SS sends a wounded officer to protect the Kaiser (Christopher Plummer). He falls for pretty maid Mieke (Lily James), a Jewish spy in disguise, passing intel to the Brits.

The Mover

Latvia’s 2020 Oscar submission: the true story of blue-collar worker Zanis Lipke’s epic rescue operation during the war, which saved the lives of some 40 Jews.

The Operative

Starring Martin Freeman and Diane Kruger as a Mossad agent, sent to spy in Tehran, only to be faced with a choice between nation or love.

The Samuel Project

A teenager makes his grandfather the subject of a school art project and discovers his heroic escape from the Nazis as a child.

Those Who Remained

This sensitive, superbly acted drama was selected as Hungary’s 2020 Oscar entry. Two solitary, lost souls form a strong bond that protects them from the trauma of the war.

Toman

A fascinating historical drama revolving around the real-life figure of Zdeněk Toman, a Jewish high-ranking official in post-war Czechoslovakia who ran the secret police.

When Do We Eat?

The seder from hell! Enjoy this raucous family comedy starring New Girl's Max Greenfield (in his most Jewish role) where the festival's most important question is asked: When Do We Eat?

Yossi

Returning to the groundbreaking role as a gay man that won him the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Actor award in 2003 (Yossi & Jagger), Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as Yossi.