Jewish International Film Festival



04 - 29 NOVEMBER

Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick

Proudly presenting 60 outstanding international premiere features and documentaries, the Jewish International Film Festivalreturns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast and New Zealand from late October for its spectacular 2015 season!

Cementing its reputation for delivering stimulating and diverse cinema that engages audiences from within and beyond the Jewish community, Festival Director, Eddie Tamir, has selected a mesmerizing line-up, with every film and documentary an Australian premiere.  Both a celebration and exploration of this gloriously, eclectic culture, the award-winning programme will showcase works from as far afield as Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Romania, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA with a special emphasis on the foremost films to emerge from Israel in the past year.

2015 feature highlights include: Son of Saul, A Tale of Love and Darkness, The Kind Words, Fauda as well as a total of  10 French language films:

(all films are subtitled in English)

The Law

87 MIN | FRENCH | DIRECTOR — CHRISTIAN FAUER | STARRING EMMANUELLE DEVOS & MICHAEL COHEN
In 1974, French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing put his Health Minister Simone Veil in charge of a daunting task: successfully carrying a new abortion law through parliament. Veil, an Auschwitz survivor, spent her life fighting for women’s rights. Award-winning Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Avant Chanel) delivers a spellbinding performance as the legendary politician and writer Veil.
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Yitzhak Rabin

53 MIN / FRENCH & HEBREW  | DIRECTOR — YVES AZEROUAL
In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an ultranationalist following a rally in Tel Aviv. Now, twenty years after his tragic death, this documentary looks back at a man of courage who devoted his life to his county, who was committed to bringing peace to his people.
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Voice of Peace

53 MIN | FRENCH & HEBREW  | DIRECTOR — YVES AZEROUAL 
“We are destined to live together, on the same soil in the same land… We say to you today in a loud and clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough.” – Yitzhak Rabin
In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an ultranationalist following a rally in Tel Aviv. Now, twenty years after his tragic death, this documentary looks back at a man of courage who devoted his life to his county, who was committed to bringing peace to his people.
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My Shortest Love Affair

78 MIN / FRENCH  | DIRECTOR — KARIN ALBOU
NOTE For mature audiences; contains nudity.

Twenty years after their love affair, Louisa and Charles accidentally meet at a Parisian arts festival. After a night of drinking, the two reconnect and Louisa discovers she is pregnant. They decide to raise the child together, and find themselves thrust into a relationship that may prove chronically unworkable: him, a self-absorbed college professor, her, a moody but refined manuscript editor.
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Papa Was Not A Rolling Stone

99 MIN/ FRENCH  | DIRECTOR — SYLVIE OHAYON
Growing up Jewish in the 1980s Paris projects, where France had pushed its Jews and Arabs from its unwelcome colonies, isn’t easy, especially with an absent mother and brutal stepfather. But Stéphanie is determined to go to college and pursue her love of dance. With its leg warmers, torn leotards and excellent 1980s soundtrack, this film could well be described as the FrenchFlashdance!
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Serial Bad Weddings

97 MIN | FRENCH  | DIRECTOR — PHILIPPE DE CHAUVERON
Marie and Claude Verneuil are a conservative, respectable upper-class couple with four beautiful daughters. The eldest three have married a Jew, an Arab and an Asian man respectively, so when they discover their fourth daughter is engaged to a Catholic, they’re delighted… until they discover he is African.
The most successful French-language film of 2014 was a huge hit across Europe, making over $169 million worldwide. Best Screenplay at this year’s Lumiere Awards.
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Atlit

91 MINS | FRENCH, HEBREW | DIRECTOR — SHIREL AMITAY 
In 1995, three French sisters (Yael Abecassis, Judith Chemla, Géraldine Nakache) gather to sort out an inherited house on the site of the former Atlit detention camp. Old tensions surface as the trio unites to deal with interfering parents and a mysterious Palestinian boy who appears without explanation. As the sisters reconnect and bond, the question lingers: in the wake of Rabin’s assassination, what can they do with a house in a country where there is no promise of peace?
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Felix and Meira

105 MINS | FRENCH, YIDDISH, ENGLISH, SPANISH, HEBREW, ITALIAN | DIRECTOR — MAXIME GIROUX
Meira is a Hasidic wife and mother consumed by the strict rules of her society. Felix is an eccentric French Canadian man mourning his wealthy father. When the two meet in a bakery, an unexpected friendship is born. It soon blossoms into something more as they open one another’s eyes to the possibilities that lie beyond their worlds.
This touching tale of self-discovery was a huge hit on the festival circuit, winning awards at the Toronto, Chicago and San Sebastian film festivals.
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Imagery Feasts

70 MINS | FRENCH, ENGLISH, HEBREW, RUSSIAN | DIRECTOR — ANNE GEORGET
In the Nazi concentration camps, in Soviet Gulags, in Japanese war camps, prisoners would write hundreds of cooking recipes. These starving inmates, who would kill for a piece of bread, painstakingly wrote these recipes at great personal risk. These recipes became a universal act of resistance, and one that has never been studied before.
This documentary explores extraordinary moments in history, and the power of imaginary feasts to feed the soul.
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Twilight of Light

70 MIN | FRENCH | DIRECTOR — SYLVAIN BIEGELEISEN
Sylvain’s mother is 95 and the doctors have given her only weeks to live. But she’s not giving up easily: an eternal optimist, she refuses to accept the result, and “decides” to hang around for a while longer. Sylvain visits her every day, and she spends those visits imparting her wealth of knowledge and inspirational teachings on life upon her devoted son.
Winner of both Best Israeli Film and the Director Award at the Docaviv Film Festival.
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