Narrative & Documentary short films

Paradise / SHORTS WJFF: TOUCHING THE INTANGIBLE

Asaf Saban, Israel, 2021, 33min

After years living in Berlin, Ali, a young Palestinian, lands in Israel for a home visit. Following a very cold welcome at the airport, Ali decides to seek some peace and quiet on a short vacation in the desert of Sinai, Egypt. Between the local Bedouins, a group of young Israeli Jews mistake him for one of them. With the breathtaking beaches of the Sinai desert in the background, Ali is forced to reflect on his identity and a sense of belonging, before he will have to deal with the harsh return to the country he has left behind.

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21.11, Sunday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl

Tale of Life / SHORTS WJFF: FAMILY TIDES

David Bodrogi, Hungary, 2021, 17min

At the beginning of the 20th century, an epidemic decimated the dwellers of a small Jewish village. Their healer, Absalom, cannot do anything about it, science is at a cul-de-sac. When the half-orphaned Rifka also catches the disease, the villagers suddenly feel they have to do something for the child and for themselves. They turn towards faith and God for help. Can faith help? Is it possible to deviate from dogmas, and bargain with the Creator, and is the Creator willing to bargain with them?

The movie is part of the program SHORT[...]

20.11, Saturday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl

Once Upon A Time in Israel / SHORTS WJFF: TOUCHING THE INTANGIBLE

Weronika Szyma, Poland, 2021, 11min

An animated documentary in the form of a travel journal. A girl while being in love with a Palestinian boy goes to Israel for the first time. Her simplified vision of the world and a desire to take sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is quickly confronted with the reality of living on the border of Sderot and the Gaza Strip.

The movie is part of the program SHORTS WJFF: TOUCHING THE INTANGIBLE

It can be visible on the surface of the skin, hidden in the accent or rooted in the back of your mind. Between politically c[...]

21.11, Sunday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl

My first wedding in Leggings / SHORTS WJFF: FOCUS ON ISRAEL

Avigail Graetz , Israel, 2021, 10min

It's the Corona days and Naomi Efrat, a Reform Rabbinical student, is invited to officiate a zoom wedding while she is "vacationing /quarantining" in her brothers hostel in the far south of Israel with her family and reflects on her life.

The film will be shown as part of the program SHORTS WJFF: FOCUS ON ISRAEL, together with:

What You're Going Through, dir. Binyamin Haneman, Izrael 2020, 20',

Requiem For a Fish, dir. Gadi Rimer, Izrael 2021, 33'

16.11, Tuesday | 20:15 | VOD.Warszawa.pl

The Inspection / SHORTS WJFF: TOUCHING THE INTANGIBLE

Caroline Brami, Frederic Bas, France, 2021, 13min

Julia, an experienced history teacher in a rather quiet high school, faces a school inspector. He wants to talk to her. But what about, exactly ? Her heated debates with the principal? The freedom she takes with the school program? Or the way she teaches the Shoah?

The movie is part of the program SHORTS WJFF: TOUCHING THE INTANGIBLE

It can be visible on the surface of the skin, hidden in the accent or rooted in the back of your mind. Between politically correct and personal responsibility, in the realm of the hectic pre[...]

21.11, Sunday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl

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