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UK Jewish Film Festival returns this year from 5-19 November 2020. Streamed entirely online for the first time, enjoy a spectacular programme of 40 feature-length film and 33 short films from the comfort of your own home. Most of our films are UK premieres and wouldn’t otherwise be available anywhere else in the UK, and all of them reflect Jewish life and stories from around the world.

Buy the Festival Pass for only £35 and enjoy all films* without having to pre-book individual film tickets. Due to popular demand, Festival Passes are limited so BUY NOW to avoid disappointment! Members receive a 20% discount on all Festival purchases. Sign-up to become a member today. 

*Shiva Baby and films as part of the Curzon Home Cinema selection not included in the Festival Pass. 

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Gala Films

Image: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (dir.Caroline Link)  

Kicking-off the Festival on Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm is our Opening Night Gala Film, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (directed by Oscar-winner Caroline Link). Based on the late Judith Kerr’s experiences of leaving Germany in 1933, this touching tribute to her timeless stories is not to be missed. 

Our Centrepiece Gala Film The End of Love (directed by Keren Ben Rafael) is a compelling drama about relationships, immigration and the impact technology has on our lives –something that is hugely relatable in today's climate. Watch on Saturday 14 November, 7.30pm.

Complete your Festival with the romantic comedy and Closing Night Gala film, Honeymood (directed by Talya Lavie). Arriving at a deluxe hotel suite after their wedding, Noam and Elinor expect an unforgettable night. What follows is indeed memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. Premiering on Thursday 19 November, 7.30pm. 

All Gala films included in the Festival Pass. 

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The Best of New Israeli Cinema

Image: Golda (dir. Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes) 

The 2020 Festival celebrates and explores Israeli culture and filmmaking. From the compelling and joyful Gala films and UK premieres, The End of Love and Honeymood to feature dramas such as The Art of Waiting and Golden Voices, gripping documentaries including The Prophet, Aulcie, Dayan: The First Family and Golda, to hilarious comedies like Mossad and the timely TV series, Muna starring Mouna Hawa (In Between, Fauda). 

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Acclaimed World Feature Dramas

Image: A Calll to Spy (dir. Lydia Dean Pilcher)

From the UK premiere of Bruno Ganz's poignant final film, Winter Journey to the film noir and unique whodunit murder mystery, Black Mercedes. Uncover the little-known heroines of the Second World War in the suspenseful and inspiring, A Call to Spy and the sacrifices one woman makes for love in the UK premiere of An Irrepressible Woman

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Curzon Home Cinema

Image: Winter Journey (dir. Anders Ostergaard) 

This year we’re delighted to be partnering with Curzon Home Cinema to bring you a specially curated selection of six fantastic feature-length films. 

Don't miss Israeli director, Ruthy Pribar's debut drama and sneak preview of Asia starring the wonderful Shira Haas (Unorthodox). Tune in to Golden Voices, the drama with a heart of gold and the UK premieres of An Irrepressible Woman and Winter Journey, Bruno Ganz's most poignant film. Explore the tender reflections of documentary filmmaker, Judith Helfand's mother-daughter generational relationships in the UK premiere of Love & Stuff, and Transkids, the topical film about four Israeli teenagers in the process of transitioning. 

Films are released on Friday 6th November and streamed through the Curzon Home Cinema platform. All films are not included as part of the Festival Pass. 

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Online Festival Events 

Image: Philippe Sands QC 

The UK Jewish Film Festival offers exclusive pre-recorded and live online Q+A,  panel discussions and events you won’t find anywhere else.  

Don’t miss the fascinating pre-recorded panel discussion following the special 50th anniversary screening of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. Join lead actress Dominique Sanda (Micol Finzi Contini), film critic and author Peter Bradshaw and writer and academic Prof. Katia Pizzi as they are chaired by Chief Executive of Film London, Adrian Wootton OBE at 4.30pm, Sunday 8th November. Stay seated after Holy Silence on Monday 9th November for a panel discussion with the film’s director Steven Pressman in conversation with Philippe Sands QC. 

Events premiere with the films and are available to watch for 48hrs. 

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