Eric Esser, Germany, 2018, 10min
A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.
17.11, Tuesday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl
Inbar Horesh, Israel, 2019, 24min
Birth Right is a comic drama that tells the story of Natasha, a young Russian woman, who is participating in an organized trip to encourage immigration of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to the desert. Two Israeli soldiers join them for the night and the girls all fall for Shlomi, the handsome combat soldier. When Natasha manages to catch his attention by revealing her weird plan to stay in Israel right after the trip, her friends grow jealous and things turn ugly. This is a story about the universal need to feel a sense of belonging while Natasha’s personal narrative clashes with the national one, presented by the groups’ tour guide.
21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl
Barak Heymann, Israel, 2019, 75min
Goddamned communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. It seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his 13-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. For years, director Barak Heymann has been following this leading legislator, creating a film that examines the open wounds of contemporary Israeli society: from the forced removal of the residents of Givat Amal to turbulent meetings of the Knesset’s Finance Committee, and down to the violent events at Umm al-Hiran. "Comrade Dov" is a surprising, thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician, who refuses to give up even as reality deals him one cruel blow after another.
17.11, Tuesday | 18:00 | WJFF.pl
Peter Hartl, Germany, 2020, 43min
They preserved their humanity in inhuman times. They opposed state organized crime with their civil courage. Carefully estimated, 20 000 Germans helped Jews to escape the assassination plan of the Nazis. The documentary, tells some of their stories. Among the people portrayed is the then popular film actor Hans Söhnker who hid persecuted Jews while he was to be seen on the screens of the Nazi film business. Even functionaries of the regime such as Major Karl Plagge or civil engineer Helmut Kleinicke saved Jews from death. Research by ZDF autho[...]
18.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl
Mark Rosenblatt, UK, 2020, 14min
London, 1962. 6-year-old Ruthie loves to play with the cleaner Lynn. Their friendship will fall apart within two days, however, when Ruthie, scared by a dark tale from her mother's past, begins to suspect Lynn of theft. GANEF (Yiddish "thief") subtly portrays the long-lasting and devastating impact of inherited trauma.