Ruthy Pribar, ISRAEL, 2020, 85min
Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while her daughter Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. The two barely interact with one another but their routine is shaken when Vika's health suddenly deteriorates. A heartbreaking, intimate story of a mother and teen daughter belated relationship. Beautifully photographed and superbly acted, “Asia” was this year’s Israeli Oscar contender. In the role of Viki appeared Shira Haas, known for “Unorthodox” and “Shtisel”.
20.11, Saturday | 20:00 | Muzeum POLIN
Sharon Ryba-Kahn, Germany, 2020, 89min
Sharon from Munich is Jewish and a third generation Holocaust survivor. When her estranged father contacts her again after 7 years, it becomes an impetus for to reconstruct the family's history. After having survived the Holocaust her father's parents, who were originally from Poland arrived in Munich, in the American zone. Sharon travels from place to place, from person to person trying to understand how the Shoah impacted her through transgenerational trauma. As she is living in Germany, little by little she confronts her non-Jewish German environment asking some uncomfortable questions.
19.11, Friday | 20:15 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Evgeny Ruman, Israel, 2019, 88min
In their new homeland there's no need for Russian speaking dubbing artists, so Victor's and Raya's attempts to use their golden voices will cause bizarre and unexpected events. This deadpan comedy, reminiscent of Aki Kaurismäki's style, is a perfect mix of levity and pathos, reflecting hopes and fears of immigrants the world over.
19.11, Friday | 18:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Piotr Szczepański, Poland, 2021, 77min
Miriam Synger is a strong woman in a patriarchal society. She is struggling for her identity as an orthodox Jewess wanting to live in contemporary Poland. She is a mother of five children who has a mission. She wants to prove that Jewish life is still possible in Poland. Coming from an assimilated Polish family, she is a third generation Holocaust survivor. And she believes that Poland is not a big cemetery.
In her twenties she decided to go back to het roots - changed her lifestyle and her name becoming a member of the Jewish Ortho[...]
20.11, Saturday | 15:00 | Muzeum POLIN
Mano Khalil, Switzerland / France , 2021, 124min
In its uplifting humanism and funny moments, Mano Khalil’s film elicits superb performances from its cast, with some drawn from refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. The quiet dignity of the villagers in the face of oppressive tyranny and corrupt Syrian government officials and Turkish border guards is especially wonderfully portrayed.
Growing up in a Kurdish village in north-eastern Syria in the 1980s, Sero is about to enter the first grade. The teacher is determined to instil Ba’ath Arab nationalism and suppress any feelings of Ku[...]