Film

Trailer: A Late Quartet

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2013

Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman tells the story of four members of a renowned New York orchestra. The film, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken, is in cinemas on April 5.

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Is Schindler’s List fatally flawed?

By Nathan Abrams, March 27, 2013

Steven Spielberg’s landmark Holocaust film Schindler’s List celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release next month. An adaptation of Thomas Keneally’s historical 1982 novel, Schindler’s Ark, it recounts the story of Oskar Schindler, a businessman and Nazi Party member who, by the end of the war, had saved hundreds of Jews from extermination.

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Spielberg’s Shoah project turns memory into action

By Tom Tugend, March 22, 2013

A 14-year-old New York high school student sat in his classroom and watched the taped testimony of a Holocaust survivor.

In the video, the survivor recalled how he had to kill the family dog as he faced deportation to a wartime ghetto, where there would not be enough food for humans and none for animals.

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WWII film The Monuments Men to be directed by George Clooney

By Zoe Winograd, March 21, 2013

George Clooney has signed a long list of celebrities — including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Jean Dujardin — to star in his new film about heroic art scholars who retrieved stolen artefacts in the Second World War, entitled The Monuments Men.

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George Clooney and Daniel Craig to star in looted art film

By Zoe Winograd, March 18, 2013

George Clooney and Daniel Craig are set to star in a film telling the story of how Jewish-owned paintings were tracked down after they were stolen during the Second World War.

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Iran plans to sue makers of film Argo

By Zoe Winograd, March 15, 2013

Iranian officials are planning to file a lawsuit against the makers of the Academy Award-winning film, Argo.

According to the Iranian media, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, wife of Venezualan terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, plans to lodge a case in an international court arguing that Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, was an “unrealistic portrayal” of the country.

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Iran to sue makers of Argo

By Zoe Winograd, March 13, 2013

Iranian officials are planning to file a lawsuit against the makers of the Academy Award-winning film, Argo.

According to the Iranian media, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, wife of Venezualian terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has plans to lodge a case in an international court arguing that Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, was an “unrealistic portrayal” of the country.

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Jews of Egypt film banned by security officials

By Sandy Rashty, March 13, 2013

Egyptian security officials have banned the screening of a Jewish documentary at Egyptian cinemas.

The ban was imposed one day before the "Jews of Egypt" documentary was due to be screened at three national cinemas today – no reasons were provided.

According to a report in the Huffington Post, the documentary looked at the lives of Egyptian Jews from the 1900s to the 1950s.

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Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn wins second Oscar

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2013

A documentary about the hunt for an obscure musician has earned a British Jewish producer a place in film history.

Simon Chinn, the son of businessman Sir Trevor, went home with an Academy Award for the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, the hunt for the American musician Rodriguez.

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Seth MacFarlane under fire after Ted sketch at Oscars

By Anna Sheinman, February 26, 2013

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been strongly criticised by US Jewish groups after an “offensive” sketch created by the screenwriter was performed at the awards.

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