UK Jewish Film Festival

UK Jewish Film awards teach youngsters about their past

June 2, 2014

More than 200 year-eight schoolchildren from Jewish schools took a trip down memory lane into London’s East End for a film award ceremony in honour of UK Jewish Film’s “Hackney Roots” initiative.

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UK Jewish Film Festival opening night gala

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2013

There was a stellar cast for the the UK Jewish Film Festival's opening gala at the end of October.

Actress Maureen Lipman, filmmaker Jes Benstock and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub were amoung those for the showing of The Jewish Cardinal, directed by Ilan Duran Cohen.

The event was held at the BFI on London's Southbank.

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Seventeenth UK Jewish Film festival covers all bases

By Barry Toberman, September 24, 2013

From a documentary on the quintessential party song to an “extreme horror” flick from Israel, the 17th UK Jewish Film Festival covers all the cinematic bases.

Unveiling the programme for 2013, festival executive director Judy Ironside said the line-up of screenings represented “a significantly good year”.

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Borat and The Coen Brothers to star at this year's UK Jewish Film festival

By Charlotte Oliver, September 18, 2013

What do Borat, Charlie Chaplin, a tragic Argentine romance and a highly-charged Polish thriller all have in common?

They are all featured among the 70 movies being shown in London and across the UK at the 17th UK Jewish Film Festival.

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Review: Despicable Me 2

By Brigit Grant, June 28, 2013

Attention parents, bubbas and zaidas everywhere. If the thought of another blanket grey weekend spent in soft-play hell with the kids is more than you can stand, fear not. Gru, his adopted orphans and those dinky yellow minions, have returned to chase away the bouncy castle blues and, like a good family board game, delight everyone from six to 96.

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Review: I'm so excited

By Brigit Grant, May 6, 2013

As a rule, film directors are rarely seen on the Graham Norton Show. The toocheses that grace his scarlet sofa are strictly A-list, front-of-camera types with Quentin Tarantino being one of the few auteurs to ever make the guest-list. Until last week.

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Forgotten Hollywood filmmaker's Jewish boxing movie screened

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

The great-nephew of a Hollywood filmmaker whose work has largely been forgotten said he was delighted to see one of his films screened at the Jewish Film Festival.

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Jewish film festival celebrates record year

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

The director of Britain’s annual celebration of Jewish cinema has hailed its strongest year yet.

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His People

By Jenni Frazer, November 16, 2012

Edward Sloman's delicious 1925 morality tale, made for Universal Studios, is a silent movie of the kind that must have launched the phrase "they don't make them like that any more." Rudolph Schildkraut, a renowned actor who had his own Jewish theatre in the Bronx, plays David Cominsky, a Jewish pedlar with a reverence for learning and not much ability to make money.

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Off White Lies

By Jenni Frazer, November 16, 2012

Maya Kenig's scratchy father and daughter comedy (and that's a bit of a push) is set in the opening days of the Lebanon war of 2006 and features a feckless Shaul, played with disturbing accuracy by Gur Bentvich, and his confused 13-year-old daughter Libby, played by Elya Inbar.

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