UK Jewish Film Festival

All In

By Jenni Frazer, October 23, 2012

We're in Jewish Buenos Aires for Daniel Burman's romantic comedy which won best screenplay at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.


Foreign Letters

By Jenni Frazer, October 23, 2012

Everyone remembers the agony of school friendships. You like someone, they don't like you, you don't know the reason; your best friend is suddenly no longer your best friend; girls huddle in corners, whispering, and lockers are interfered with.


Paris-Manhattan: trailer

October 18, 2012

Sophie Lellouche's comedy about a pharmacist in central Paris. The film opens the UK Jewish Film Festival. Book tickets here.



By Jenni Frazer, October 18, 2012

This year's gala festival opening, Paris-Manhattan, is a frothy fairytale as light and inconsequential as your grandma's best spongecake - and it is all the better for that.


Woody Allen's latest picture - made by his biggest fan

By Simon Round, October 18, 2012

Without Woody Allen, Sophie Lellouche’s life would have been very different. She might never have discovered literature, music or philosophy, and she would definitely not be attending the London gala premiere of her movie Paris-Manhattan, which opens this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival — a debut rom-com which features a cameo appearance by Allen himself.


Zaytoun to screen at UK Jewish Film Festival

September 6, 2012

This year’s UK Jewish Film Festival will screen the hotly tipped Zaytoun, the first fruit of the newly-signed UK-Israel film treaty, in November.


Filmfest expands as UK plans Israel shoots

By Marcus Dysch and Nathan Jeffay, November 24, 2011

The biggest ever UK Jewish Film Festival ended this week with organisers promising an expanded event next year.

Documentaries, short films and TV shows from more than a dozen countries made up the 76 screenings at 14 venues over three weeks.


Gems from the UK Jewish Film Festival

By Jenni Frazer, November 14, 2011

Knowing that the programmers of the UK Jewish Film Festival have done most of the hard work before you, choosing films to see is more a matter of determination to be out and about nearly every night of the week — there are gems available throughout the festival.


Israel is tense and violent — perfect horror material

By Anne Joseph, October 27, 2011

'It's like an emotional roller-coaster. You're going to be scared, you're going to laugh and sometimes it's going to be dramatic," enthuses Israeli film director Navot Papushado, talking about the experience of watching a horror film.


The UK Jewish Film Festival 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Drag queens, a vodka baron, fake nuns and Israel's David Brent are just some of the colourful characters coming to London screens for the 15th UK Jewish Film Festival between November 1 and 20.