Roman Shumunov, Israel, 2021, 105min
A fascinating story of Leonid Bernstein, Ukrainian Jew, who was a partisan battalion commander during WW2. He was responsible for destroying the development facility of the terrifying Nazi V-2 rocket, the last hope of Hitler to change the outcome of war. But beyond the medals, lies a wonderful story of a young Jewish orphan who becomes a leader, survives against all odds and succeeds to preserve his identity.
In an old house in the modest neighborhood of Kiryat Ata, neighbors did not imagine that the old man who live[...]
20.11, Sunday | 17:00 | Muzeum POLIN
Tahir Rana, Éric Warin, Canada, France, Belgium, 2022, 92min
Featuring the voice of Keira Knightley as Charlotte, this is a heartbreaking tale of overcoming family hardship during a horrific time. With stunning artistry, Canadian directors Éric Warin and Tahir Rana bring justice to their subject’s work and deliver a powerful story of determination. This stunning animated drama brings to life the remarkable true story of Charlotte Salomon, an enigmatic young German Jewish painter who created a sprawling masterpiece in the face of both private turmoil and sweeping global cataclysm[...]
17.11, Thursday | 20:15 | KinoGram
Orit Fouks Rotem, Israel, 2021, 91min
SECTION: WOMEN VOICES.
Israel's entry to the 2023 Oscars, JERUSALEM FF 2021 - THE BEST DEBUT, JERUSALEM FF 2021-AUDIENCE AWARD, 5 AWARDS OF ISRAELI FILM ACADEMY OPHIR 2022: THE BEST ISRAELI FILM 2022
Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. With each raw homemade footage shot by the women and shared with the others, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other and themselves better.
18.11, Friday | 18:00 | KinoGram
Idan Haguel, Israel, 2022, 82min
Ben thinks of himself as a liberal and enlightened gay man, living in the perfect flat with his boyfriend Raz. All that’s missing to complete the picture is a baby, which the couple are trying to make a reality. Meanwhile, Ben decides to improve his up-and-coming neighborhood in gritty south Tel Aviv by planting a new tree on his street. But his good deed soon triggers a sequence of events that leads to the brutal police arrest of an Eritrean immigrant. The guilt trip that ensues will fundamentally challenge Ben’s vision of himself and his society, in the process threatening to destroy his relationship
15.11, Tuesday | 20:00 | KinoGram
Kornél Mundruczó, Germany, Hungary, 2021, 97min
In EVOLUTION, acclaimed filmmaking team Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber (PIECES OF A WOMAN) return with a powerful drama tracing three generations of a family, from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin, unable to process their past in a society still coping with the wounds of its history.
Like the water that connects the episodes in this triptych, memory and identity are fluid, and how we relate to it can drown or buoy. The pain and stigma that trickles from Eva, to Lena and then Jonas is inexpre[...]
18.11, Friday | 18:00 | KinoGram
Farewell Mr Haffmann
Fred Cavayé, France, 2022, 115min
Paris 1942. François Mercier is an ordinary man whose only goal is to start a family with Blanche, the woman he loves. François works for Mr. Haffmann, a talented Jewish jeweler. Under the German occupation, the employer and employee are forced to strike a deal which, over the following months, will upend the fate of our three protagonists.
FESTIVALS, AWARDS: SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FF, ATLANTA JEWISH FF, NY JEWISH FF, BERLIN JEWISH FF