OPENING GALA 2020!
In 2020, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival – CAMERA OF DAVID, will be held for the 18th time (November 16-22, 2020).
The Opening Gala will take place on November 16th at 7:30pm, online!
It will feature the Polish premiere of the film "NON ODIARE / THOU SHALT NOT HATE" directed by Mauro Mancini. The main role is played by Alessandro Gassman, son of the world-famous Italian movie star Vittorio Gassman (called "Sir Laurence Olivier from Italy").
The film "NON ODIARE / THOU SHALT NOT HATE" premiered on September 6th in the prestigious section of the International Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival. It deals with the issue of the current fascism revival in Italy. The cinematographer of this Polish-Italian production is Mike Stern Sterzyński. “The script has been based on a true story and therefore raises a lot of controversy. In Poland, the scale of the problem posed by far-right organizations is huge. By making films that are both a testimony to the Holocaust and a warning for future generations, I hope that we will encourage at least some of the audience to reflect more deeply on these problems”, explains Sterzyński.
The Opening Gala will be held online via WJFF.pl Vimeo platform. To watch the Gala and the movie you will be asked to register online. The Gala starts at 7:30pm, November 16th.
Festival's screenings are free of charge, but available in Poland region only.
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the main partner of the festival.
The event is co-financed and sponsored by the Capital City of Warsaw, the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Mazovia.pl, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, and Kulczyk Fundation.