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Stay tuned for our 20th Festival selections posted here Autumn of 2019
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A Mirror for the Sun

Director: Neta Ariel  | Israel | 2018 | Documentary | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 60 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 10 November, 5:00pm

 

Special Guest – Q&A with Neta Ariel

Neta Ariel is the writer and director of the film “A Mirror for the Sun”. She is also the director of the Ma’ale School for Film and Television in Jerusalem. She was named Woman of the Year in 2015 by Emunah, a social welfare organization in Israel

 

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Supported by ELAL Israel Airline IncConsulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

A Mirror for The Sun documents a harrowing adventure of the IDF’s first-ever Orthodox combat navigator, Tamar Ariel. After her military service, Tamar Ariel wishes to broaden her experiences and understanding of the world. She joins a multinational group of hikers who have decided to brave the mountain ranges of Nepal. After reaching the summit, the group is hit with an unexpected snow storm and are forced into a struggle for survival in one of the world’s harshest climates. This documentary is a captivating story of exceptional achievement and a testament to the power of humanity.

Avenging Evil

The Avengers

Director: Nick Green | UK / USA | 2018 | Historical Documentary | English / Hebrew | English subtitles | 79 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 3 November, 6:15pm

 

Sponsored by Seth and Nealy Fischer / Supported by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre

 

Synopsis

 

A documentary featuring a seldom-told, thought-provoking story of revenge. 6 million Jews are dead, but by 1946, just a handful of Nazis face trial. Most of the guilty will never face justice. For many of Hitler’s victims, this is not enough. Based on previously unheard recordings and exclusive interviews with those involved—all of whom are over 90—this film tells the story of a secret organization of Holocaust survivors who decide to take matters into their own hands. Assembled by the warrior-poet Abba Kovner, their aim is “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life.”

Almost Liam

Director: Sapir Rokach | Israel | 2018 | Short / Documentary | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 28 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, November 3, 2:45pm

 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau
With the support of Pink Season

 

Synopsis

 

Before leaving for Germany where he will undergo irreversible surgery, Liam reflects on his previous female identity.

Back to Maracana

Director: Jorge Gurcvich | Israel | 2018 | Comedy / Drama | Hebrew / Portugese / English | English subtitles | 90 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 10 November, 6:45pm

 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

A heartfelt and funny intergenerational road trip drama from a veteran Israeli-Argentinean filmmaker. When divorced Israeli dad Roberto finds himself on a spontaneous family trip from Israel to Brazil for the World Cup, with his Brazilian father, a soccer fanatic possibly, and his disinterested 12-year old son, what could possibly go wrong?

Bye Bye Germany

Director: Sam Garbarski | Germany / Luxembourg / Belgium / France  | 2018 | Comedy / Drama / War | English | English & Chinese Subtitles | 102 mins

 

Screening: Thursday, 7 November, 7:00pm

 

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Sponsored by Judy & Michael Green / Supported by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and the Goethe Institut

 

Synopsis

 

Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his friends have survived the Holocaust, escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories! The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising German housewives with chutzpah. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon. But questions about Bermann‘s past catch up with him. Why does he have two passports? What about his visit to Hitler‘s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis?

 

Awards

  • 2019 Magritte Awards, Belgium
    Winner
    – Best Costume Design
    – Best Supporting Actress (Tania Garbarski)
    Nominee
    – Best Script (Bitter Flowers)
    – Best Production Design
    – Best Script (Writer)
  • 2018 RiverRun International Film Festival
    Winner
    – Audience Choice Award – Best Narrative Feature

 

Reviews

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza


Director: Michelle Paymar  | Canada  | 2018 | Documentary  | English |  92 mins

 

Screening: Wednesday, 6 November, 7:00pm

 

Special Guest – Q&A with Director Michelle Paymar

Michelle Paymar is an award-winning filmmaker currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her independent work has screened at festivals around the world and she has extensive credits as a director and writer of documentary and non-fiction television programs for NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CBC, MTV, CTV, Travel, Discovery, History, and other major broadcasters.

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Supported by Consulate General of Canada, Hong Kong

 

Synopsis

 

“From Cairo to the Cloud” tells the gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of manuscripts hidden for centuries in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo.  The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life in the heart of the Islamic world.

Esau

Director: Pavel Lungin  | Russia / Israel / UK  | 2019 | Drama | English | 100 mins

 

Screening: Monday, 4 November, 8:45pm

 

Supported by: the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Israeli author Meir Shalev, Esau follows a 40-year-old writer who returns to his family home after half a lifetime to face the brother who stole both his love and livelihood. The story is a modern twist on the biblical story of Jacob and Esau in the book of Genesis. Featuring acclaimed actor Harvey Keitel.

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Director: Max Lewkowitz  | USA  | 2019 | Documentary  | English |  92 mins

 

Screening: Saturday, 9 November, 9:30pm

 

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Sponsored by Sheri and Robert Dorfman / Supported by the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau

 

Synopsis

 

For the first time, intimate interviews with the show’s creators reveal how the tremendous success and worldwide impact of Fiddler on the Roof is most appropriately viewed through the lens of the social upheaval and change in mid-20th century America.  As the film shows, the true wonder of wonders and miracle of Fiddler is that audiences world-wide have, for the last half century, claimed the story as their own.  This remarkable documentary explores a variety of international productions of the show, detailing how individuals of many cultures see themselves represented as residents of Anatevka.

Fig Tree

Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian  | Israel / France / Ethiopia / Germany  | 2018 | Drama  | Amharic / Hebrew | English subtitles |  93 mins

 

Screening:

Wednesday, 6 November, 9:15pm

 

 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. This is  Director Davidian’s debut film based on her childhood memories of a civil war-torn Ethiopia.

 

Awards

  • 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
    Winner – Emerging Filmmaker
    Jury Prize – Aa;am-Warque Davidian (director
    )
  • 2018 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
    Winner
    – Best Cinematography
    – Best Film
    – Best screenplay
    Nominee
    – Best Editing
    – Best Art Direction
  • 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
    Winner
    – Euroimages Audentia Award

Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Director: Scott Schwartz  | USA  | 2019 | Biography  | English |  86 mins

Asian Premiere

Screening: Sunday, 10 November, 1:30pm

 

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In Honor of the directors of Keren Hayesod – UIA – United Israel Appeal Hong Kong  and Supported by the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Tovah Feldshuh recreates her Tony Award-nominated performance as Golda Meir in this masterpiece—which has won the “Audience Award” in all ten of the competitive film festivals in which it has been screened. The rise of Golda Meir from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th Century.

Awards

Winner of the following 2019 Audience Choice Awards:
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival,
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
Honolulu Jewish Film Festival
New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival
Dayton Jewish Film Festival,

Hidden Face

Director: Eyal Datz  | Israel | 2018 | Documentary | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 54 mins

 

DOUBLE FEATURE with ‘The Light of Fire’.

Screening: Sunday, 3 November, 12:30pm

 

 

 

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Supported by: Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Through the heroic story of a rabbi known as “The Admor of Sanz-Klausenburg,” this documentary presents the complex relationship between ultra-Orthodox Jews and the memory of the Holocaust. Through rare archival footage and interviews it reveals the ways we experience the revival and spiritual victory over the Nazis and pass it on to the ensuing generations, while dealing with the biggest question of all—where was God during the Holocaust?

How to Swim

How to Swim

Director: Noa Gusakov | Israel | 2018 | Short / Comedy / Drama | Hebrew | English subtitles | 15 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 2, November 10, 3:15pm

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

In the last few days of her pregnancy, a terrified mother-to-be kidnaps a maternal stranger for an afternoon of high jinks.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Director: Oren Rudavesky | USA | 2018 | Documentary | English  | 84 mins

 

Please note: Screening to be held at the FCC:  17 October (time TBA)

 

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Sponsored by Alexandra Kumin & Justin Solomon

 

Synopsis

 

Explore the life and legacy of Joseph Pulitzer, the father of modern journalism. Joseph Pulitzer spoke of “fake news” and highlighted the dangers of the suppression of news long before current threats to press freedom. How did Joseph Pulitzer, once a penniless young Jewish immigrant from Hungary, come to challenge a popular president and fight for freedom of the press as essential to democracy?  Narrated by Adam Driver and with Liev Schreiber as the voice of Pulitzer, Tim Blake Nelson as the voice of Teddy Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan as the voice of Nelly Bly.

King Bibi


Director: Dan Shadur | Israel | 2018 | Documentary | Hebrew / English | English Subtitles | 87 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 3 November, 8:00pm

 

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Sponsored by Robert L. Meyer

 

Synopsis

 

“King Bibi” explores Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, ‘Bibi’ evolved from Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others – as a cynical politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power.

Awards

  • 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival
    Nominee: Nesnady and Schwartz Documentary Competition
    – Best Documentary: Dan Shadur
  • 2019 Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris 2019
    Winner
    Best Documentary: Dan Shadur
  • 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival
    Nominee
    -Best Documentary

  • 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Nominee
    – Best Documentary Feature Award
    – Jury Award – Best Documentary Film: Dan Shadur

 

 

Laces

Director: Jacob Goldwasser  | Israel | 2018 | Drama | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 98 mins

 

Screening: Thursday, 7 November, 9:00pm

 

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Sponsored by Philippa & Marvin Carsley / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Laces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s kidneys are failing and his son Gadi wants to donate one of his own kidneys to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Reuben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own.

 

 

Awards

      • 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
        Winner
        – Audience Award: Best Narrative Jacob Goldwasser (director)
      • 2018 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
        Winner
        Best Supporting Actor: Doval’e Glickman
        – Best Film
        – Best Director: Jacob Goldwasser
        – Best Actor: Nevo Kimchi
        Nominee
        – Best Editing: Itamar Goldwasser
        – Best Art Direction: Yoel Herzberg
        – Best Makeup: Revital Cohen
        – Best Music: Daniel Salomon

Miriam

Miriam

Director: Shulamit Lifshitz | Israel | 2018 | Short / Comedy  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 6 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, 3 November, 2:45pm

 

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Supported by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

One man’s attempt to marry off his daughter—the Jerusalem way.

93Queen

Director: Paula Eiselt | USA | 2018 | Documentary | English | 90 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 3 November, 4:30pm

 

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Matinee Screening: Thursday, 7 November, 11:30am

 

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Sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Association of Hong Kong / Supported by the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, “93Queen” follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who create the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented insider access, “93Queen” offers a unique portrayal of a group of women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their community from within.

 

 

Noble Savage

Director: Marco Carmel | Israel | 2018 | Drama/Narrative | Hebrew | English subtitles | 94 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 10 November, 8:00pm

 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

A troubled teen’s desperate efforts to unite his broken family spin out of control in this modern Greek tragedy nominated for ten Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film. Almost everything in 15-year-old Eli’s life is on the brink of disaster. Overweight and dealing with an eating disorder, he lives in a seedy Tel Aviv neighborhood with his mother and her possessive husband, two ex-junkies preoccupied with living a normative life, while his alcoholic father is an unemployed artist and street philosopher. Eli tries to escape his parents’ fate and be a responsible adult. A beautifully acted examination of anguished characters fighting to overcome their circumstances

 

Parent Advisory: Disturbing content and nudity

Redemption

Directors: Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov  | Israel  | 2018 | Drama  | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 104 mins

 

Screening: Tuesday, 5 November, 8:45pm

 

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Supported by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allows him to reconnect with his secular past, paving the road to his own redemption. This Israeli drama is a poignant and probing story of religion and rock and roll.

 

Awards

      • 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival
        Winner
        Audience Award – Narritive: Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
        Van Leer Group Foundation Award – Best Music: Assaf Talmudi -“For a soundtrack that enriches the film as if it  were another character.”
        Nominee
        Haggiag Award – Best Israeli Feature: Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
        The Lia Van Leer Award: Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
      • 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
        Winner
        Award of Ecumenical Jury: Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

        – Best Actor: Moshe Folkenflick
        – Crystal Globe – Best Film: Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov (director), Yossi Madmoni (director)

Refuge

Director: Sara Logan Hofstein | Austria | 2019 | Short/Drama | English / German | English subtitles | 19 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, November 3, 2:45pm

 

 

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Supported by the Austrian Consulate General Hong Kong

 

Synopsis

 

A Jewish American woman and an Ethiopian refugee reconcile Austria’s past with its present.

Sad Sachs

Director: Joel Pearlgut | Australia | 2019 | Short / Comedy | English | 10 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, November 3, 2:45pm

 

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Supported by the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

The Sachs are running late to their cousin’s wedding when their driver lets loose a bizarre, anti-Semitic rant.

Shabbos Kallah

Director: Aleeza Chanowitz | Israel | 2018 | Short / Drama  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 17 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 2, November 10, 3:15pm

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Elka tries to prove that her best friend Daniela will still need her once she’s married, especially for her great knowledge about sex.

 

Shmil

Shmil

Director:Baruch Rosenstein | Israel | 2018 | Short / Drama  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 15 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 2, November 10, 3:15pm

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

When Shmil is expelled from a prestigious ultra-Orthodox yeshiva, he will do anything in his power to be allowed to return.

Sushi, Meatballs and Everything

Sushi, Meatballs and Everything

Director: Baruch Rosenstein | Israel | 2018 | Short / Drama  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 15 mins

 

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Director: Uriya Hertz | Israel | 2016 |  Short / Drama  | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 20 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, November 3, 2:45pm

 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Sometimes a girls’ in-laws can be much too loving and supportive.

 

OPENING NIGHT & ROOFTOP PARTY

Tel Aviv on Fire

Director: Sameh Zoabi  |  Luxembourg / Belgium / Israel / France  | 2018 | Dramatic Comedy | Arabic / Hebrew | English Subtitles | 100 mins

 

Screening: Saturday, 2 November, 7:30pm

 

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Sponsored by Withers International, Supported by: the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Taking a job way beyond his pay grade, Salam becomes a writer on the Israeli Arab hit show, “Tel Aviv on Fire”.  His career advances until he has creative differences with the show’s financial backers as to how the series will end. Told with humor and understanding of the difficulties Arabs and Israelis face living together in a small country, this film addresses the similarities and differences between the two cultures. Caught in the middle between two sets of ideas, how will Salam resolve his conflicts?

Winner of multiple film festival awards, including from Seattle, Venice, Haifa, and Tokyo, this is not to be missed. Using humor to tackle serious issues, this award winning film is a great opener for this year’s 20th anniversary Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.

 

Awards

      • 2018 Haifa International Film Festival
        Winner
        Israeli Film Competition Award – Best Film: Sameh Zoabi
      • 2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
        Winner
        Audience Choice Award – World Cinema – Narrative: Sameh Zoabi
      • 2019 Sarasota Film Festival
        Winner
        – Audience AwardBest in World Cinema: Sameh Zoabi
      • 2019 Seattle International Film Festival
        Winner
        – Golden Space Needle AwardBest Film: Sameh Zoab
        Nominee
        Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director: Sameh Zoabi – Second Place
      • 2018 Venice Film Festival
        Winner
        – Interfilm Award – Best Film: Sameh Zoabi
        – Venice Horizons AwardBest Actor: Kais Nashif
        Nominee
        – Venice Horizons Award  – Best Film: Sameh Zoabi

Terror

Terror - 2019 Shorts

Director: Yonatan Shehoah | Israel | 2018 | Short / Action  / Drama  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 17 mins

 

Screening:

Sunday Shorts 2, 10 November, 3:15pm

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Dan, who suffers from PTSD after bring wounded in a terrorist attack, finds himself thrown together with his Arab co-workers when multiple terror attacks hit Jerusalem.

The Light of Fire

Director: Bentzi Avtzon | Israel | 2018 | Drama/Narrative | English | 34 mins
DOUBLE FEATURE with ‘Hidden Face’ followed by a Q&A with the director: Bentzi Avtzon
Screening: Sunday, 3 November, 12:30pm

Special Guest – Q&A with Bentzi Avtzon

Bentzi Avtzon was born and raised in Hong Kong, he now lives in Philadelphia.

 

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Supported by: the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau

 

Synopsis

 

A touching film that tells the story of Yoram Raanan, an American-Israeli artist, as he rebuilds following a sudden fire that destroyed forty years of work. It’s a story about resolve in the face of loss, but also about faith, family and searching for a sense of place.

The Rabbi

The Rabbi

Director: Uriya Hertz | Israel | 2016 |  Short / Drama  | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 20 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 1, November 3, 2:45pm

 

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With the support of Pink Season

Synopsis

 

Michael is a charismatic and much-admired Rabbi at a Jerusalem yeshiva. A revealing confession by Gadi, his favorite student, will shake the Rabbi’s familiar and secure world.

 

The Rabbi from Hezbollah

Director: Itamar Chen | Israel | 2019 |  Documentary  | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 64 mins

 

Screening: Saturday, 9 November, 8:00pm

 

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Sponsored by The Zion Family

 

Synopsis

 

Who would believe that Avraham Sinai, an ultra-Orthodox Jew living in Israel, is also Ibrahim Yassin—one of Israel’s top international spies with a turbulent association to Hezbollah? What sounds like the plot of an action movie is in fact the subject of this documentary by award-winning Director Itamar Chen.

 

The Unorthodox

Director: Eliran Malka  | Israel | 2018 |  Comedy/History  | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 99 mins

 

Screening: Sunday, 10 November, 7:00pm

 

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Sponsored by Rafael Aharoni / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school due to ethnic discrimination, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983 and Yakov, a printer in Jerusalem, is just a regular guy. He has no knowledge, no money, no connections and no political experience. But he does have the will and the passion to take action, and a belief that he and and other Sephardic Jews should be able to hold their heads up high. Yakov and his friends start the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, with an operation characteristic of the people they represent: not the suit-wearing types, but rather the people working their way up from the bottom.  An Israeli dark comedy inspired by real-life events.

 

The Youngest

The Youngest - 2019 Short

Director: Rachel Elitzur | Israel | 2018 | Short / Drama / Romance  | Hebrew | English subtitles | 19 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 2, November 10, 3:15pm

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

 

Synopsis

 

Leah, an ultra-Orthodox woman who works in her widowed mother’s store, is ready for love, but her mother seems unwilling to let her go.

Travelogue Tel Aviv

Travelogue Tel Aviv

Director: Samuel Patthey | Switzerland | 2017 |  Short / Documentary / Animation  | Silent | 6 mins

 

Screening: Sunday Shorts 2, November 10, 3:15pm

 

 

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Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz / Supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

Synopsis

 

A young art student from Switzerland arrives for six months in Tel Aviv. Through drawing he will learn to analyze, understand and free himself to this contrasted environment.

Who Will Write Our History

Director: Roberta Grossman  | USA | 2018 | Documentary | English | 95 mins

 

Screening: Monday, 4 November, 7:00pm

 

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Sponsored by Sandra & David Khorsandy / Supported by the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau and the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre

 

Synopsis

 

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.

 

Awards

      • 2019 Ferrara Film Festival
        Winner
        Golden Dragon – Best Documentary World