The 2010 Festival of Jewish Cinema

The Festival of Jewish Cinema

Presented by the Jewish Film Foundation of Australia, the annual Festival of Jewish Cinema showcases the diversity of Jewish culture through a wonderfully eclectic range of works made by filmmakers from around the world. With an array of action, comedy, romance, thriller, drama and family-friendly films, there's something for everyone.

Tuesday 9 November - Monday 29 November 2010

Opening Night Film & Party: $25
Single sessions: $17.50
Gold Pass (7 different sessions): $94.50
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The Names of Love

A fortysomething scientist falls in love with an Algerian beauty. Followed by opening night party.

Happy End

An intimate, cross-generational portrait of Dutch Jewish life since the Holocaust.

Simon Konianski

Three generations of a Jewish family hit the road in this bittersweet comedy from Belgium.

Five Hours from Paris

A sweet-natured and whimsical ode to unexpected pleasures and possibilities.

Dear Prudence

A portrait of a Jewish teenager who takes leave of her sheltered bourgeois background.

I Miss You

Moving account of two brothers coming of age against the backdrop of Argentina in the 1970s.

Me and the Jewish Thing + Ladino - 500 Years Young

These two documentaries look at questions of cultural heritage plus an Israeli singing sensation.

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Behind-the-scenes documentary covering four years in the life of the Klezmatics.

The Peretzniks

A touching documentary telling the story of a celebrated Jewish day school in Lodz.

A Room and a Half

A deeply resonant film about the life of Brodsky, considered the greatest Russian poet of his time.

Berlin '36

A fascinating story about a most unusual friendship in Nazi Germany during the Berlin Olympics.


The Gulf War as refracted in the ordinary daily lives and intimate relationships of young Israelis.

Holy Rollers

Based on real events when an Israeli criminal gang employed Hasids to bring drugs into the US.

Einsatzgruppen: The Death Brigades

An extraordinary two-part documentary by French filmmaker Michaël Prazan.

The Last Report on Anna

Political drama based on a government minister who went into exile after the Hungarian Revolution.

An Ordinary Execution

Recalls the last days of Stalin's dictatorship, delving into the lives of ordinary people.

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

Moving drama about Irena Sendler, a social worker credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children.

Saviors in the Night

Portrait of wartime survival based on real events in the lives of a Jewish family.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

A successful thirtysomething New York attorney grieves the loss of her newborn infant daughter.

Within the Whirlwind

Based on Jewish poet and Russian Literature Professor Evgenia Ginzburg's celebrated memoirs.


A journalist accepts a job at a radio station broadcasting Nazi propaganda to protect his wife.

The Human Resources Manager

A classic Riklis movie built around everyday events.

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