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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.

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.

Scaffolding

Torn between the worlds of his family's scaffolding business and his inspiring literature teacher, 17 year-old Asher searches for a new life and new identity.

Shelter

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

Standing Up, Falling Down

Having failed as a stand-up comedian, 34-year-old Scott reluctantly moves back to his childhood home and finds solace with the town’s eccentric but good-hearted dermatologist Marty (Billy Crystal).

The Affair

A breathtakingly stylish drama based on the Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Glass Room.

The Human Factor

Epic behind-the-scenes story of the United States’ 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East. Available Friday 21st May

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.

Wall

Winner of Best Israeli Film Award at the 2017 Docaviv festival. A highly original film that observes the tension between the public and the private spheres in Israel.

Avail until: Mon 12th July 2021

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.