Out of competition

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

dir. Roger Sherman, USA, 94', documentary, out of competition

A portrait of the Israeli people told through food. Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze. The guide of In Search of Israeli Cuisine is Michael Solomonov, the James Beard award winning chef and owner […]

16.11, Piątek | 18:00 | MINDSPACE

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

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)

RONIT ELKABETZ: Once Upon a Time … Gett. The Last Interview with Ronit Elkabetz

dir. Yossi Aviram, France, Israel 2016, 52', documentary, out of competition

A behind-the-scenes look at an Israeli cinematic masterpiece becomes a memorial to an iconic actress and filmmaker. Ronit Elkabetz died in April 2016 at age 51, after battling cancer. Her magnetic onscreen presence–intense performances and striking looks–were matched by her successes as a director and screenwriter. Her life ended just as her career peaked in […]

17.11, Sobota | 12:00 | POLIN Museum

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

dir. John Kent Harrison, USA 2009, 95’, narrative feature, out of competition

Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her […]

18.11, Niedziela | 12:00 | POLIN Museum (Screening room A)

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