Top 10 films to see at the UK JFF

October 3, 2008

1. The Lemon Tree

Searing drama from Eran Riklis, the director of The Syrian Bride

2. Strangers

Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv's improvised film tracks an ill-fated Israeli-Palestinian love affair

3. Fugitive Pieces

Jeremy Podeswa's moving adaptation of Anne Michaels's bestselling novel

4. The Secrets

Controversial drama set in a female Orthodox seminary in Safed

5. Stumbling Stone

Documentary chronicling artist Gunther Demnig's Stolperstein project, in which thousands of tiles were laid in Germany and beyond, commemorating Shoah victims

6. The Seven Days (Shiva)

Ronit Elkabetz (of the The Band's Visit) tells the story of an Israeli Moroccan family in mourning

7. Two Ladies (Dans La Vie)

Two French women, one Muslim, One Jewish, reconcile conflicting Algerian histories

8. To See If I'm Smiling

Documentary about the female military experience in the Territories

9. Ashkenaz

Insightful documentary investigating Ashkenazi life in Israel

10. Waltz With Bashir

Acclaimed animated feature set during the 1982 Israel-Lebanon war

Last updated: 11:40am, November 3 2008