Winona Ryder to star at UK Jewish Film Festival


Eighty films, from over 15 countries, including 50 UK premieres.

That's the line-up set for the annual UK Jewish Film Festival, announced this week.

The two-week celebration of Jewish cinema takes place from November 7-22 at venues throughout London and across the country.

Highlights include Cannes Grand Prix winner Son of Saul, and British director David Leon's film Orthodox.

Winona Ryder stars in Experimenter which gets its UK premiere.

Michael Etherton, chief executive of UK Jewish Film said the festival; "celebrates and explores the extraordinary vibrancy and creativity of Jewish life in Britain and around the world".

New this year is an award for best debut feature.

Mr Etherton said: “The 2015 festival looks to showcase not only established filmmakers but also to nurture new talent".

The festival is now in its 19th year. Over 15,000 people watched movies under its banner last year, and organisers are confident that it will attract even bigger audiences in 2015.

It opens with a gala performance of the comic heist movie Closer to the Moon at the BFI Southbank, starring Vera Farmiga.

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