Picture of his life

Yonatan Nir, Dani Menkin, Israel, USA, Canada, 2019, 74min

Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all times. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach, that puts him face to face with his subjects, without any protection. He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks but one major predator has always eluded him, the polar bear. He tried before and barely escaped, but now, as he nears the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot. ​As the journey unfolds, Amos contemplates t[...]

19.11, Thursday | 20:00 |

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...

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 |

The End of Love

Keren Ben Rafael, France, Israel, 2019, 90min

Julie and Yuval live in Paris, are in love and have just had a baby. When Yuval needs to return to Israel to renew his visa, they start sharing their family routine via video call. Watching each other obsessively through a screen, however, begins to take its toll on their relationship. Will their love survive the perils of this new form of “interaction”? The role of Julie was played by Elise Otzenberger, known from “My Polish Honeymoon” screened during last year’s WJFF.


21.11, Saturday | 18:00 |

The Memory of Auschwitz

Manfred van Eijk, Netherlands / Poland, 2020, 49min

“The memory of Auschwitz” is a documentary about the dilemmas, paradoxes and divergent feelings in preserving the infrastructure of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. A group of curators has worked hard over the years to secure the remains of this location where over a million individuals were murdered in the period 1942-1945. Director Manfred van Eijk and camera operator Chris Blokhuis followed the team during the meticulous conservation operation of - among other things - one of the barracks in the huge complex. Many artefacts tha[...]

16.11, Monday | 20:00 |

The Windermere Children

Michael Samuels, Germany, UK, 2020, 89min

"The Windermere Children" tells the story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust in England’s Lake District. 300 young orphaned Jewish refugees began new lives on the shores of Lake Windermere in the summer of 1945. Carrying only the clothes they wear and a few meagre possessions, they bear the emotional and physical scars of all they have suffered. Team of counsellors have just four months to help the children reclaim their lives. Eventually, letters from The Red Cross arrive with the terrible confirmation that for nearly all the children their siblings and parents have been murdered. One child, however is convinced that his brother survived.

20.11, Friday | 20:00 |

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