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Whether it’s the joyous silliness of When Harry Met Sally, the tragic sacrifices of The Glass Room, or the impenetrable desire that transcends class and cultural boundaries in classics like Solomon and Gaenor, there is a film here for even the stoniest of hearts, whilst we also feature films that question abuse that masquerades as love, such as in An Impossible Love, or the difficult choice between your community or love, as seen in The Operative and Leona. Films from Yaron Shani’s  Love Trilogy also feature, as well as two very different films on marriage: Echo is a dark look at distrust within a marriage and Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 is the sequel to the smash comedy that is full of raucous silliness (and four couples).

When Harry Met Sally

The ultimate will-they-won’t-they romance, Harry and Sally debate the potentially ruinous effect sex might have on a friendship between a man and a woman to hilarious results.

The Glass Room

A transgressive love story set during 1930s Czechoslovakia, Liesel and Hana are best friends, both married to Jewish men. Eventually they must sacrifice all that they have to save their families.

An Impossible Love

An elegant yet heartbreaking study of a mother-daughter relationship over the decades and the damage that love can do.

Leona

A moving debut feature focusing on the struggle for twentysomething Jewish mural painter Ariela, who is torn between her love for charming, non-Jewish Ivan, and her family’s disapproval of him.

11 Dec
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Leona

  • 8.30pm
  • Venue: Exeter Picturehouse (Exeter)
13 Nov
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Leona

  • 8.30pm
  • Venue: FACT (Liverpool)
24 Nov
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Leona

  • 6.00pm
  • Venue: Broadway (Nottingham)
20 Nov
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Leona

  • 6.00pm
  • Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre (Glasgow)
19 Nov
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Leona

  • 7.00pm
  • Venue: Hackney Picturehouse (London)
11 Dec
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Leona

  • 8.30pm
  • Venue: Phoenix Picturehouse (Oxford)

Solomon & Gaenor

The 20th anniversary screening of the love story of a young orthodox-Jewish man falling in love with a local Welsh girl amidst the backdrop of the anti-Jewish riots of 1911.

Stripped

The first instalment in Shani’s trilogy is a non-linear tour de force on destructive love. Alice and Ziv are both successful and talented, yet are both drawn towards a doomed fate.

Reborn

Same story, different lens: the last instalment in Shani’s Love Trilogy focuses on Avigail, Rashi’s wife, and her budding friendship with Yael whilst her relationship with Rashi deteriorates.

20 Nov
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Reborn

  • 9.00pm
  • Venue: Picturehouse Central (London)

Love In Suspenders

Love is found in the unlikeliest of places in this charming romantic comedy, when absent-minded widow Tami accidentally hits 70 year old widower Beno with her car.

The Operative

A powerful love story based on an Israeli novel, Rachel is recruited as the ideal Mossad agent, only to be faced with the crux of choosing between nation or the man she falls in love with.

Echo

A stylish psychological thriller, Echo is a haunting look at married couple Ella and Avner. Ella’s infidelity leads Avner down a rabbit hole that shatters his entire world.

21 Nov
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Echo

  • 7.30pm
  • Venue: CCA Glasgow (Glasgow)
10 Nov
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Echo

  • 8.30pm
  • Venue: Phoenix Cinema (London)
10 Nov
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Echo

  • 4.00pm
  • Venue: Odeon South Woodford (London)
30 Nov
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Echo

  • 8.30pm
  • Venue: Phoenix Picturehouse (Oxford)
27 Nov
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Echo

  • 6.00pm
  • Venue: Eden Court (Inverness)
12 Dec
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Echo

  • 8.00pm
  • Venue: Everyman Mailbox (Birmingham)

Serial (Bad) Weddings 2

The sequel to the 2014 hit film this time around shows Catholic Claude and Marie Verneuil hatching a plan to stop their daughters (and Chinese, African, Jewish and Arab sons-in-law) from leaving France.

Family Ties

We are proud to present an array of films that dissect the complicated messiness and beauty of familial bonds.

Feminist Perspectives

A selection of films that explore the variety and depth of what it means to be a Jewish woman in the past and today.

Anniversary Screenings

We have 5 well-loved films celebrating significant anniversaries this year, most notably 20 years since the Oscar-nominated Solomon & Gaenor was released.