Films

FEATURED DOCUMENTARY

TRAVEL – FROM TEMPLE TO SYNAGOGUES: ABSENCE AND PRESENCE

Documentary France (2018) 90 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://vimeopro.com/celialowenstein/travel/video/309182427

 

Starting in Jerusalem, the film explores the historic destruction and reconstruction of the Temple. On the island of Djerba off the coast of Tunisia, on the Iberian Peninsula, the film discovers synagogues who survived the ebb and flow of history. The film also takes the viewers into all five synagogues of the Venice Ghetto and to Budapest, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe, remains an example of a living sacred space which remains intact. In the New World, Frank Lloyd Wright along with the guidance of Rabbi Mortimer Cohen, together design a modern synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

 

WINTER SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT

SIREN

Drama Israel (2013) 20 minutes| Hebrew w/English Subtitles

Direct Link to film: https://player.vimeo.com/video/65261866

During Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Week, an introverted high-school senior must decide whether to break away with old traditions in a competition to win over the girl of his dreams.

 

SORRY, RABBI

Comedy USA (2011) 6 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://youtu.be/zVeoZ_p6DyU  

Josh is a young secular Jewish professional living in Montreal's Mile End Neighborhood. One night he's confronted by a group of Hasidic men who accuse him of having thrown a rock at them and of anti-Semitism.

 

PHOTOGRAPHING THE BEATLES

Documentary Israel (2013) 4 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/60773621  

Henry Grossman shares a few of his favorite photographs of the Beatles, who he photographed in the 1960s, when he had unprecedented access to the Fab Four.

 

AUDITION

Animated Netherlands (2011) 7 minutes

Direct Link to film: https://udoprinsen.com/audition-info/   

Award winning short. In a concentration camp a young boy is auditioning for the camps orchestra. He leaves his father behind and walks the long and cold distance to the place what really is an execution site.

 

SEGAL

Drama Israel  (2009) 24 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles

Direct Link: https://youtu.be/BMZ7FeEzCwI

Segal’s life of confined existence is about to change when an unforeseen opportunity knocks.

 

AMERICA

Animated|Israel (2018) 16 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/389718671

In 1950 Tel Aviv, a mother and her son receive a telegram with an invitation for a phone call from America.

 

THE LAST SCHVITZ

Documentary | UK (2018) 10 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/389727912    

A group of men meet at a Turkish baths in Bayswater, London regularly to practice an ancient healing ritual known as 'schmeissing'.

 

PRINCIPLE OF GRACE

Drama Israel (2015) 18 minutes | Hebrew w/English Subtitles

Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/240720718                                                                                         Rita, a nurse for the Social Welfare Department, is accompanied by Mali, a student, as she makes her house calls.                                                                     

 

THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM

Animated USA (2018) 19 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-number-on-great-grandpas-arm

A conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, is woven with historical footage and animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe.

 

MRS. MEITLEMEIHR

Comedy UK (2002) 30 minutes | English

Direct Link to film: https://youtu.be/st9sa8FF6l8   

Mrs Meitlemeihr is a film that dares to ask one of the greatest what-if-questions of the century.

 

LIKE CHILDREN

Drama Australia(2012) 9 minutes | Yiddish w/English Subtitles

Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/52346935  

God has decided. A marriage has been arranged. In a little house on the outskirts of a Shtetl (Jewish village), fate has brought Yoni and Sarah together to make the biggest decision of their lives.

 

 

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