The UK Jewish Film Festival has announced its festival programme which commences on Nov 8 and will run until Nov 22.
The festival, now in its 22nd year, includes feature films, documentaries, shorts and archive films, which reflect the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life and culture and will be showcased at cinemas across London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton and Glasgow.
This year will pay homage to American novelist Philip Roth via a retrospective with three cinematic interpretations of his work including Goodbye, Columbus, Human Stain and Portnoy’s Complaint.
The festival will also showcase new young directors judges as part of the ‘Best Debut Feature’ award, will show restored classic films from 1920s and will host acclaimed films The Accountant of Auschwitz, Foxtrot, Promise At Dawn, Three Identical Strangers, The Waldheim Waltz and Working Woman, finalists for the Dorfman Best Film award.
Speaking about the festival, Chief Executive of UK Jewish Film, Michael Etherton says: “With antisemitism on the rise in the UK and across Europe there has never been a more important time to share through film, stories and experiences about Jewish life. We remain determined and committed to using film as a means of combatting antisemitism and creating better understanding and awareness of Jewish life.”
“I am deeply proud of the variety, quality and diversity of this year’s festival programme, with 85 films from 16 countries, including 51 UK premieres, at 21 cinemas in London, Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham.”
The festival will run from Nov 8-22.
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