Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival opens this week at Cinematheque

Dozens of films with Jewish themes, including Israeli and international feature films, documentaries and shorts will be screened.

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November 29, 2015 19:42
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The 17th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival will take place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from December 7-12.

Dozens of films with Jewish themes, including Israeli and international feature films, documentaries and shorts will be screened.

Special programs and events will include Jerusalem on the Screen, screenings of movies set in Jerusalem, to celebrate 50 years of the Jerusalem Fund, as well as a celebration of a new digital print of Kuni Lemel in Tel Aviv, the first of the classic Kuni Lemel comedies.

There will be a competition for international films with a prize of NIS 15,000.

A musical tribute will celebrate Roman Polanski’s 60th film.

The festival tradition of the Culinary Cinema section, featuring films about food and Judaism, will continue.

Festival guests will include Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist, television star and author; Karin Albou, the director of Little Jerusalem; and Herve de Luze, a Cesar-award winning film editor who has worked with Polanski.

For more information, go the festival website at jjff.org.il.


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