UK International Jewish Film Festival 2017

We’re back once again at the Jewish Film Festival with arguably the best three films of the entire festival!

Holy Air

“A winningly satiric comedy that’s as tenderhearted as it is sly.”
Hollywood Reporter

Squeezed for money father-to-be Adam, an Arab-Christian from Nazareth, comes up with the ingenious idea of selling bottled holy air from Mount Precipice to the city’s pilgrims. His intentions are as pure as the air he sells but success proves to be more difficult to achieve than expected. Shady Srour wrote, directed and stars in this poignant satire that mocks everything from the booming business of spirituality to interfaith relations and takes us on a fascinating cultural tour of modern-day Nazareth.

Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Jerusalem Film Festival Winner 2017

Sunday 12 Nov, 8pm, JW3 Sunday 19 Nov, 6pm, JW3  Sunday 26 Nov, 8.30pm, JW3

 

Muhi: Generally Temporary

This inspiring and moving real life story follows the progress of a bright and lovable child from Gaza as he bounds through the hallways of an Israeli hospital. Seven years after he was rushed as an infant to hospital with a life threatening infection, he is learning to live with the prostheses that replaced his amputated limbs. Showing extraordinary courage and adaptability that defy the concrete and metaphoric walls both Israeli and Palestinian authorities have built, Muhi offers a rare glimpse of hope.

Nominated – San Francisco International Film Festival

Tuesday 14 Nov, 6.30pm, Phoenix Cinema Wednesday 22 Nov, 9pm, JW3

 

West of the Jordan River

“Not only a thought-provoking, moving and surprisingly optimistic documentary, but an intimate, handmade artifact. ” Variety

Renowned Israeli director Amos Gitai (Rabin, the Last Day) returns to the Occupied Territories after more than three decades in this informative and moving documentary. A series of interviews with local residents (both Jewish settlers and Palestinians), journalists, activists and politicians (including Yitzhak Rabin, whom Gitai met in 1994) reveal a complex and nuanced reality. The often-conflicting voices reflect the impasse reached in the last few decades and especially since the assassination of Rabin. A film that is as timely and important as ever.

Nominated Cannes Film Festival 2017
Nominated Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

Wednesday 15 Nov, 8.45pm, Ciné Lumière

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