Narrative Features

Closeness (Tesnota)

dir. Kantemir Bałagow, Russia 2017, 118’, narrative feature, competition

1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving […]

17.11, Sobota | 20:15 | POLIN Museum

The Last Supper (Das Letzte Mahl)

dir. Florian Frerichs, Germany 2017, 83’, narrative feature, competition

POLISH PREMIERE On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish family Glickstein comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don´t take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her plans to emigrate from Berlin to Palestine, her family starts disputing. Her father […]

18.11, Niedziela | 19:30 | POLIN Museum

IN MEMORY OF RONIT ELKABETZ: Or (My Treasure)

dir. Keren Yedaya, Israel 2004, 97’, narrative feature, out of competition

IN MEMORY OF RONIT ELKABETZ: OR, dir. Keren Yedaya, Israel 2004, 97’ Visually controlled, emotionally precise and dramatically intricate, Keren Yedaya’s Or (My Treasure) combines uncompromising realism with compassionate storytelling. Winner of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or for best debut film, Or is the work of an “uncommonly sensitive” filmmaker who delivers “walloping irony” (Time Out New York) without […]

13.11, Wtorek | 20:45 | PRAHA Cinema

Red Cow (Para Aduma)

dir. Tsivia Barkai Yacov, Israel 2018, 90’, narrative feature, competition

POLISH PREMIERE Benny is different than everyone around her. She’s a girl with a boy’s name, An only child, who lost her mother at child birth. She grew up alone with her fundamentalist father in a Jewish settlement stuck in the heart of the Muslim east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. At 17 she finds herself […]

16.11, Piątek | 21:00 | PRAHA Cinema

Homeless (On a hejm – Baal Tszuwe) – OLD POLISH-YIDDISH CINEMA

dir. Aleksander Marten, Poland 1939, 73’, narrative feature, b-w, out of competition

The film shows a typical Jewish history, one of many being shown in those years. Living in Kazimierz Dolny Rywinów family living under very difficult conditions, because the father decides to leave for the U.S. to find a better life. In America, works hard and feels alone, up until the Bessie (Bessy) – a nightclub […]

17.11, Sobota | 12:00 | POLIN Museum (Screening room A)

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