Films A – Z


Roland Manookian, USA, 2022, 15 min

Living in a cloistered Hasidic milieu in Brooklyn, Malke is a Holocaust survivor and a beloved sex-ed teacher who has never been able to have children of her own. However, Malke has secretly been slamming poetry in New York's Lower East Side for the last three decades, defying all communal norms and laws. One day her transgressive pursuits are discovered by one of her bridal students. Is Malke willing to risk it all for her poetry? The film includes live readings from poets such as Venus Thrash, Julia Kasdorf, and Everton Sylvester as well as featuring poetry by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub and Esther Hoffman.

25.10, Wednesday | 18:00 | Centrum Kultury Jidysz / Center for Yiddish Culture


Maayan Szwartz, Israel, 2022, 67 min

Story of the children who were brought up in a utopian social experiment where Palestinians and Israelis chose to live together in co-existence. "Oasis of peace" explores what remains of that dream today.
Arabs and Jews have lived in ongoing conflict for over a century. A group of dreamers decided to challenge everything they know about their nationalities and histories and founded Neve Shalom - Oasis of Peace - a village in 1970s Israel designed as a social experiment. The film follows the many children who were brought up in this unique e ... read more

25.10, Wednesday | 18:00 | KINO MURANÓW


Samuel Lucas Allen, Australia, 2023, 19 min

Daniel, a teenage boy caught in a thickening web of lies, is pulled in different directions by his buddy, burgeoning anti-Semite, James, his secret lover, Isaac, and his orthodox Jewish father, Adam. As his ability to juggle his identities falters, he finds himself haunted by a Hasidic spectre demanding a sacrifice.

25.10, Wednesday | 18:00 | Centrum Kultury Jidysz / Center for Yiddish Culture

Delegation (Ha-Mislahat) – CLOSING NIGHT

Asaf Saban, Poland, Israel, Germany, 2023, 99 min

WARSAW PREMIERE. CLOSING FILM! Being a teenager isn't easy. Being a teenager from Israel can be even more challenging, especially when one is on a trip aimed at encountering tragic history. On the edge of adulthood - Nitzan, Frisch, and Ido - travel with their peers to a country where the mass extermination of Jews took place in Nazi concentration camps, aiming to pay due tribute of remembrance to the victims of these crimes. This journey alters them fundamentally, highlighting how enormous historical tragedies and the minor dramas of daily life can interrelate with each other. Meeting with filmmaker Asaf Saban and Polish producer KOI STUDIO!

29.10, Sunday | 19:00 | Muzeum POLIN


Sean Weinstein, Canada, 2023, 14 min

Intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide and the Holocaust. Wrapped in a deceptive meta-genre package, this witty documentary/narrative hybrid explores the generational impact of ultimate experiences.

26.10, Thursday | 18:00 | Centrum Kultury Jidysz / Center for Yiddish Culture

FAMILY PORTRET (Portret rodzinny)

Dominik Chaciński, Poland, 2023, 20 min

After reaching 18th birthday, Sandra, who lives in an orphanage, is forced to pay for a room. Wanting to continue to have a roof over her head, she unwittingly decides to work as a cleaner. When she arrives at the cleaning site, it turns out that she will be cleaning the house of the dead people. She is more interested in the story of the house and the owner than in the actual cleaning - when people claiming to be family come to the house, she helps them. After a while, it turns out that the couple came for only one thing, a painting that Sandra found in a hidden room, the woman describes it as a miniature of a Jewish woman. Sandra realizes that they are scammers..

25.10, Wednesday | 18:00 | Centrum Kultury Jidysz / Center for Yiddish Culture


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