Competition

My Name Is Sara

dir. Steven Oritt, USA, Poland 2019, 111 min, drama

CLOSING NIGHT. Warsaw Premiere. Based on the true-life story of a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer […]

24.11, Niedziela | 19:00 | POLIN Museum

Army of Lovers in the Holy Land (BeEretz HaKodesh)

dir. Asaf Galay, Israel 2018, 61 min, documentary, LGBTQ

POLISH PREMIERE. Their disco hits “Crucified” and “Obsession” left their mark on 1990s European pop music; their garish, kitschyshrill music videos have never been forgotten. The Swedish band Army of Lovers combined the glamour and sexual permissiveness of drag and gay culture with elements of Jewish culture, rising to become international pop stars almost three […]

19.11, Wtorek | 19:45 | JCC Warsaw

93Queen

dir. Paula Eiselt, USA 2018, 86 min, documentary

POLISH PREMIERE. 93QUEEN follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her community by creating the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC. Ruchie and other dogged Hasidic women are risking their reputations to provide dignified emergency medical care to the women of […]

24.11, Niedziela | 13:00 | POLIN Museum

CRESCENDO # makemusicnotwar

dir. Dror Zahavi, producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2019, 102 min, drama

OPENING NIGHT POLISH PREMIERE “Crescendo # makemusicnotwar”, directed by Dror Zahavi and produced by Alice Brauner. Eminent conductor works hard to form Israeli-Palestinian orchestra. But young people lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – form two parties who deeply mistrust each other. Is it […]

18.11, Poniedziałek | 19:30 | POLIN Museum

MY FATHER’S SON

dir. Hillel Rate, Israel 2018, 32 min, documentary short

POLISH PREMIERE Shy, 36-year-old Moshe has a loving, symbiotic relationship with his charismatic, elderly father, Gershon. The two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men emigrated from Russia 15 years ago and now live contentedly in their tiny Jerusalem apartment. But when Moshe starts to look for a wife, he has to face up to his reality. Festivals, awards: […]

24.11, Niedziela | 13:00 | POLIN Museum

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