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1976: Relief as the hostages are freed (Photo: Getty)
Film

Entebbe: a story of courage told once again

Forty two years on, the hijacking of Air France flight No. 139 remains etched in the Israeli consciousness. Now a Brazilian-Jewish filmmaker has made a film about it

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Entebbe: a story of courage told once again
Amy Schumer (Photo: Getty)
Features

Keeping it real with Amy Schumer

We talk to the comedian about conquering low self esteem, early antisemitic experiences and THAT Instagram pic

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Keeping it real with Amy Schumer
Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski in Menashe
Film

Menashe: the strictly Orthodox film star

James Mottram meets Menashe Lustig who risked being shunned by his community to star in a film inspired by his life story

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Menashe: the strictly Orthodox film star
Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach on set
Film

Interview: Noah Baumbach

“Nobody does that in showbusiness. To call and say ‘Hey, congrats on that…’ That doesn’t happen.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Interview: Noah Baumbach
Film

When the zoo became a place to hide

A new film tells the astonishing true story of a Warsaw couple who smuggled Jewish families from the ghettos and hid them from Hitler's killers in the basement of a zoo

Friday, April 21, 2017
When the zoo became a place to hide
Film

Ben Younger: film director, action man

Former yeshivah student turned film director Ben Younger is also a chef, a pilot and a motorcyclist

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ben Younger: film director, action man
Natalie Portman: A new French accent
Film

Natalie Portman's medium performance

Portman's latest film, Planetarium, which receives its UK premiere at this year's London Film Festival, is the first time she's made a feature directed by a woman.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Natalie Portman's medium performance