A selection of films from previous editions of the UK Jewish Film Festival.

1945

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

An Act of Defiance

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

Budapest Noir

Investigating the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, charismatic reporter Zsigmond dives into the underworld of 1930s Budapest. 

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.

Germans and Jews

Bringing together Germans and Jews, this documentary explores the dramatic changes in German-Jewish relationships since 1945.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Follow Chef Michael Solomonov as he investigates whether there is such a thing as Israeli cuisine through meeting different chefs.

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.

My Mother's Lost Children

Investigating the disappearance of his two older half-siblings, born to his mother – then still in her teens – over forty years ago, director Danny Ben-Moshe unravels an intricate web of secrets.

Rabbi Wolff: A Gentleman Before God

This heartwarming documentary introduces us to the delightful Wolff as he travels back and forth between his home in Henley-on-Thames and north-eastern Germany where he serves as a State Rabbi.

Rabin In His Own Words

Based on rare archival materials, including off-the-record interviews, this is a nuanced and detailed study of an influential statesman, whose life – and death – have come to define a nation.

Remember Baghdad

A fascinating exploration of the rich Jewish life and culture that had flourished in Iraq before the events of the late 20th and early 21st centuries dramatically changed the course of the country.

Shelter

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

The New Man

London-based fiction director Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel, Song of Songs) turns the camera on himself and his wife, Devorah, as they undergo the ordeal of becoming parents.

The Pickle Recipe

Bar Mitzvah DJ Joey Miller, in dire need of money, plots to steal his grandmother’s highly guarded pickle recipe in this comedy.

Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link

Despite saving the lives of thousands of Jews and taking an integral role in the Kindertransport, Wilfrid Israel is, for the most part, a forgotten hero.

Zuzana: Music is Life

90-year-old Zuzana Ruzickova survived Auschwitz, and decades of oppression under the totalitarian regime in her native Czech Republic to become a world-famous harpsichordist.