1945

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

A Rainy Day in New York

A star-studded cast, led by the charming Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning, make this one of the most enjoyable films of the year.

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.

Before My Feet Touch The Ground

In the midst of large-scale protests in Israel, we are bringing you this documentary as a reminder of the power of hope and solidarity. A look back on the 2011 social justice protests.

Besa: The Promise

A remarkable story of a gentle, thoughtful Albanian toyshop owner Rexhep Hoxha in his quest to find the Jewish family his father sheltered and to return the sacred books left in his care 60 years ago.

Budapest Noir

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

Café Nagler

The great-grandaughter of the original owners of the crown of 1920s Berlin café culture travels to Berlin to find out the truth of the family narrative.

Canvey - The Promised Island

As ultra-Orthodox families get priced out of Stamford Hill they have started moving to Canvey Island, voted the most English place in Britain.

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.

Closer to the Moon

An inventive comic heist movie starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga, based on the true story of a group of Jewish former Resistance members.

Cupcakes

When heartbroken Anat gets together with her friends to watch a Eurovision-style contest, the catchy tune they write to cheer her up unexpectedly ends up as Israel’s entry!

Dough

A Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Family in Transition

Best Film at the 2018 Docaviv Festival. The story of a family whose lives change completely after the father tells them she’s a transgender woman.

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.

Germans and Jews

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

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.

Hill Start

A box-office comic sensation in Israel about a bourgeois Jerusalem family who bring new meaning to the word dysfunctional.

In Between

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

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.

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

Jerusalem Boxing Club

A boxing club located in a bomb shelter in a parking lot in Jerusalem weaves a tapestry of the city's different cultures and people.

John Simons - A Modernist

John Simons’ shop in Marylebone has long been the go-to destination for Britain’s best-dressed men. A celebration of a true British institution, and over fifty years of exceptionally good taste.

Jungle

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

Love Is Thicker Than Water

This charming and quirky film starring Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman tackles afresh the perennial question: can love truly and decisively conquer cultural and social differences?

M

An exceptionally brave and important documentary. Menahem Lang returns to his ultra-orthodox hometown of Bnei Brak, where he was abused as a child.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Orchestra of Exiles

The dramatic story of Polish violinist Bronislow Hubermann, who rescued some of the world’s greatest musicians from Nazi Germany, culminating in the formation of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay

Inspired by My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! is a hilariously funny and ultra-camp extravaganza.

Peter the 3rd

In this comical feature film, 65-year-old Peter decides to run for office in order to get a governmental pension.

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.

Regina

The first woman rabbi in the world, Regina Jonas, comes to light, courtesy of Rachel Weisz - who plays her - and her father George Weisz, who was the executive producer.

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.

Resistance (2020)

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

Sacred Sperm

Sensitive and deeply complex, Sacred Sperm explores one of the most suppressed issues of the Orthodox Jewish Community: the sin of ‘wasting sperm’.

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.

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 Booksellers

A fascinating and amusing glimpse into the magical world of antiquarian booksellers and collectors, many of whom are Jewish.

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 Green Park

The Green Park Hotel opened its doors in 1943 and for over forty years was a key hub of Anglo-Jewish life, providing kosher food and a place for matchmaking.

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 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 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 Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Bringing to life the story of Sophie Tucker, an irrepressible trailblazer in the 1920s who set a world-shaking precedent for today’s female superstars.

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.

The Rescuers

The true story of 13 international diplomats who saved thousands of Jews during the Second World War.

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?

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Rejected by his religious family and community after defying the rules of the kibbutz, Saar leave Israel to live freely as a gay man in London but is subsequently diagnosed as HIV positive.

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.

Women in Sink

In this life-affirming film, Jewish and Arab clients sit together in candid conversations in an Arab-owned hair salon in Haifa.

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.

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.