A selection of films from the 2019 UK Jewish Film Festival.

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Chichinette: The Accidental Spy

The extraordinary real story of four and a half foot tall Jewish spy Marthe Cohn, known during the war as Chichinette, now aged 98.

Incitement

Best Film at the Israeli Academy Awards 2019. A mesmerising account of the radicalisation of Yigal Amir, Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin.

Marceline. A Woman. A Century

A loving portrait of the iconic French writer/filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens, completed a mere six weeks before her death, aged 90.

Tel Aviv on Fire

In this hilarious Israeli comedy, the writer on an Arab speaking soap strikes an unlikely friendship with an Israeli checkpoint officer whose wife is a huge fan of the show.

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 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.