FILMS A-Z

Yiddish

Nurith Aviv, Israel, 2019, 60min

Seven young people today tell of their passion for Yiddish poetry written by authors who were about their age between the two world wars. It was a moment of tremendous creative momentum in Yiddish culture. The poetry of those years was universal and intimate at the same time, related to all the literary and artistic currents of the period. They were polyglot and moved from one country to another. "Yiddishland" was not a country, but a language. The film's protagonists, some Jews, some not, also move between countries and languages. They each speak of their personal relationship to Yiddish and to a poet they particularly love. For these young people, this Yiddish poetry does not only belong to a Jewish past, but also allows them to face the present.

18.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl

The shadow forest

Andrzej Cichocki, Poland, 2014, 14min

Visual dramaturgy in a short film "Forest of shadows" - case study (online meeting with Andrzej Cichocki - director, scriptwriter and cameraman of this short). The film was awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad (Camerimage, Rhode Island Film Festival, Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival). During the 90-minute session you have the possibility to watch the film, ask the director questions during the Q&A, get some interesting info about how to make the short feature film starting from wri[...]

20.11, Friday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

The crossing / Flukten over grensen

Johanne Helgeland, Norway, 2020, 96min

WW2, December 1942, four children on the run. Sarah and Daniel are Jews about to be deported, but hide in the cellar of Otto and Gerda, until they are discovered and their parents are arrested. They have to get to faraway neutral Sweden.

THIS FILM IS AVABLE IN POLAND ONLY!

22.11, Sunday | 12:00 | WJFF.pl

Resistance

Jonathan Jakubowicz, France, USA, Germany, UK, 2020, 120min

Dur­ing World War II, in 1942, Mar­cel Man­gel has been influ­enced by his broth­er Simon and his cousin George Loinger to join the French Resis­tance, under the name Mar­cel Marceau. Putting his pan­tomime skills to the ulti­mate test, he will help to save numer­ous Jew­ish orphans from the grasp of the Ger­man Nazis.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Ed Harris.

THIS FILM IS AVABLE IN POLAND ONLY!

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21.11, Saturday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

Simple things

Liel Sharon Gur, Israel, 2019, 30min

Ten years ago Maya left her secular kibbutz and became ultra-Orthodox. Today she is a birth coach who has assisted at over 100 births. But her dream to find a partner and start a family of her own seems continually to elude her.

16.11, Monday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

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