20th HKJFF 2019 Schedule

2019 by Date

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Screenings
Opening Night
Double Feature
Sunday Shorts
93Queen
King Bibi
Who Will Write Our History
Esau
The Unorthodox
Redemption / Geula
From Cairo to the Cloud:
Fig Tree
Bye Bye Germany
Laces
The Rabbi from Hezbollah
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Golda's Balcony
A Mirror
Back to Maracana
Sat. 2 Nov.
Sat. 2 Nov.
TEL AVIV ON FIRE & ROOFTOP COCKTAILS
7:30-11:00pm - OPENING NIGHT
TEL AVIV ON FIRE & ROOFTOP COCKTAILS
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

+ ROOFTOP AFTER-PARTY
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Director: Sameh Zoabi | Luxembourg / Belgium / Israel / France | 2018 | Dramatic Comedy | Arabic / Hebrew | English Subtitles | 100 mins

Sponsored by Withers International

Sun. 3 Nov.
Sun. 3 Nov.
THE LIGHT OF FIRE + HIDDEN FACE
DOUBLE FEATURE: 12:30-2:30pm
THE LIGHT OF FIRE + HIDDEN FACE
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Light of Fire Synopses, Awards, More
Hidden Face Synopses, Awards, More

Hidden Face: Director: Eyal Datz | Israel | 2018 | Documentary | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 54 mins
The Light of Fire:
Director: Bentzi Avtzon | Israel | 2018 | Drama/Narrative | English | 34 mins
Special Guest: Q&A with Director Bentzi Avtzon
Image is from Light of Fire...

SUNDAY SHORTS -1
2:45-4:20pm
SUNDAY SHORTS -1
2:45 pm - 4:20 pm

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

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

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

THE RABBI
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.

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

SUSHI, MEATBALLS AND EVERYTHING
Sometimes a girls’ in-laws can be much too loving and supportive.


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

93QUEEN
4:30-6:00pm
93QUEEN
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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

AVENGING EVIL
6:15-7:35pm
AVENGING EVIL
6:15 pm - 7:35 pm

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

Sponsored by Seth and Nealy Fischer and the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre

KING BIBI
8:00-9:37pm
KING BIBI
8:00 pm - 9:37 pm

TICKETS
Synopsis -Awards - More info

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

Sponsored by Robert L Meyer

Mon. 4 Nov.
Mon. 4 Nov.
WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY
7:00-8:35pm
WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY
7:00 pm - 8:35 pm

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Synopsis -Awards - More info

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

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

ESAU
8:45-10:45pm
ESAU
8:45 pm - 10:45 pm

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

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

Tues. 5 Nov.
Tues. 5 Nov.
THE UNORTHODOX
7:00-8:35pm
THE UNORTHODOX
7:00 pm - 8:35 pm

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Director: Eliran Malka | Israel | 2018 | Comedy/History | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 92 mins

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

REDEMPTION
8:45-10:30pm
REDEMPTION
8:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Supported by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

Weds. 6 Nov.
Weds. 6 Nov.
FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD
7:00-9:00pm
FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE WORLD OF THE CAIRO GENIZA

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Director: Michelle Paymar | Canada / USA / Egypt / France / Israel / UK | 2018 | Documentary | English | 92 mins

Special Guest: Q&A with Director Michelle Paymar

Supported by Consulate General of Canada, Hong Kong,

FIG TREE
9:15-10:50pm
FIG TREE
9:15 pm - 10:50 pm

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Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian | Israel / France / Ethiopia / Germany | 2019 | Drama | Amharic / Hebrew | English subtitles | 93 mins

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

Thurs. 7 Nov.
Thurs. 7 Nov.
93QUEEN - MATINEE!
11:30am-1:00pm MATINEE
93QUEEN - MATINEE!
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Synopses, Awards, More

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

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

BYE BYE GERMANY
7:00-8:45pm
BYE BYE GERMANY
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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

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

 

LACES
9:00-10:40pm
LACES
9:00 pm - 10:40 pm

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

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

Sat. 9 Nov.
Sat. 9 Nov.
THE RABBI FROM HEZBOLLAH
8:00-9:05pm
THE RABBI FROM HEZBOLLAH

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

Sponsored by The Zion Family

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE of MIRACLES
9:30-11:00pm
FIDDLER: A MIRACLE of MIRACLES
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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

Sun. 10 Nov.
Sun. 10 Nov.
GOLDA'S BALCONY, The Film
1:30-3:00pm
GOLDA'S BALCONY, The Film
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Synopses, Awards, More

Asian Premiere
Director: Scott Schwartz | USA | 2019 | Biography / Theater | English | 86 mins

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

SUNDAY SHORTS - 2
3:15-4:40pm
SUNDAY SHORTS - 2
3:15 pm - 4:40 pm

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TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV
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.

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

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

THE YOUNGEST
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.

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

TERROR
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.


All 'Sunday Shorts-2' are Sponsored by Louise Brown & Udi Oz

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

A MIRROR FOR THE SUN
5:15-7:45pm
A MIRROR FOR THE SUN
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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Director: Neta Ariel | Israel | 2018 | Documentary | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 90 mins | Time includes a Q&A with Director Neta Ariel

Supported by ELAL Israel Airline Inc, and †he Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

BACK TO MARACANA
6:45-8:15pm
BACK TO MARACANA
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

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Synopses, Awards, More

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

Supported by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

NOBLE SAVAGE
8:30-10:10pm
NOBLE SAVAGE
8:30 pm - 10:10 pm

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

Parent Advisory: Disturbing content and nudity

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