Argentina
Lost-Embrace-website

LOST EMBRACE

Dir. Daniel Burman
(100min, Argentina, 2004) Narrative

Ariel, a young man in his twenties, is our guide through a community mostly made up of Jewish business owners struggling to stay afloat in a Buenos Aires shopping mall. Fed up with the grind, he seeks Polish citizenship so he can become “European.”

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Austria
The-Decent-One-website

THE DECENT ONE

Dir. Vanessa Lapa
(94min, Israel/Austria/Germany, 2014) Documentary

Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diariest hat were found in Heinrich Himmler’s home in 1945, The Decent One gives unique, and at times uncomfortable, access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution.”

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Belgium
SecretsOfWar-website

SECRETS OF WAR

Dir. Dennis Bots
(95min, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, 2014) Narrative

It’s 1943, but for thick-as-thieves friends Lambert and Tuur, the German occupation is merely inspiration for more exciting cave-war games. Even this bond is put at risk with the arrival of a lively young girl named Maartje, carrying with her a heavy secret about her past. Recommended for ages 10+

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Canada
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FELIX AND MEIRA

Dir. Maxime Giroux (105min, Canada, 2014)
Narrative
French, English and Yiddish with English Subtitles

Félix, an eccentric and penniless francophone whose wealthy father is dying, meets Meira, a Hasidic Jewish woman who is married with a child, and in search of something new.

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YIDLIFE CRISIS

Dir. Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
(4 episodes X 5min, Canada, 2014) Narrative Short

Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric shorts series done entirely in their grandparents’ Yiddish.

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Czech Republic
Divided-We-Fall-website

DIVIDED WE FALL

Dir. Jan Hrebejk
(117min, Czech Republic, 2000) Narrative

Set in a small Czech town under German occupation, Jan Hrebejk’s Oscar nominated film explores “not only the banality of evil, but also the banality of goodness, and the ridiculousness, as well as the tragedy, of their collision.”

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In-Silence-Website

IN SILENCE

Dir. Zdeněk Jiráský
(84min, Slovak Republic/Czech Republic/Germany, 2014) Narrative

A vibrant, sound-rich and brilliantly inventive ode to the lives of Jewish musicians during the era of National Socialism in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. Based on true stories of artists who achieved great musical success – Alice Flachová, Karol Ebert, Edith Kraus, and Arthur Chitz.

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Ethiopia
Zemene-website

ZEMENE

Dir. Melissa Donovan
(68min, USA/Ethiopia, 2014) Documentary

An inspirational story of hope, love and unimaginable possibilities.

We follow a spirited 10-year old Ethiopian girl, Zemene, as she fights to keep hope alive and survive her life threatening and severe curvature of the spine.

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France
24-Days-website

24 DAYS

Dir. Alexandre Arcady
(108min, France, 2013) Narrative

In 2006, Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew of Moroccan descent gives his phone number to a pretty young woman. Later, when his kidnappers demand ransom from his family it became clear that she actually lured Ilan to his capture.

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Au-Revoir-Les-Enfants-Website

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

Dir. Louis Malle
(105min, France, 1987) Narrative

A heartbreaking story of friendship and loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie — until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle’s own childhood.

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Dir. Nicolas Vanier
(104min, France, 2014) Narrative

Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America, befriends “the beast” the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep – an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy’s best friend. Recommended for ages 10+

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DANCING ARABS

Dir. Eran Riklis
(104min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014) Narrative

First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua.

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Gett-website

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIAN AMSALEM

Dir. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
(115min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014 ) Narrative

Viviane has been applying to the rabbinical court for a divorce for three years. Her husband continually refuses. In Israel, where neither civil marriage nor civil divorce exist, only an Orthodox rabbi can legalize a union or its dissolution with consent from the husband.

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lastmetro-website

THE LAST METRO

Dir. François Truffaut
(131min, France, 1980) Narrative

Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut’s gripping, humanist character study.

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serial_bad-website

SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS

Dir. Philippede Chauveron
(94min, France, 2014) Narrative

This breakout hit in France comically plays off, and then upends, racial stereotypes of all stripes. The well-heeled Catholic Verneuils struggle with three daughters who have married Jewish, Arab and Asian men – when their fourth daughter falls in love with a Catholic, they’re delighted. But things don’t go quite as planned…

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Trilogy-of-Love website

THE TRILOGY OF LOVE

Dir. Laurence Attali
(75min, Senegal/France, 1999-2002) Documentary and Narrative

Laurence Attali’s three-part ode to Senegal, spirituality, and the nature of love. We offer an extremely rare screening of the full work: Even The Wind (1999), Baobob (2000) and The Unshod Man (2002).

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Germany
2-or-3-Things-I-Know-About-Him-Website

2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HIM

Dir. Malte Ludin
(85min, Germany, 20005) Documentary

The filmmaker breaks 60 years of silence and repression, investigating his father’s dark deeds as the Third Reich’s ambassador to Slovakia.

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ANYWHERE ELSE

Dir. Ester Amrami
(85min, Germany/Israel, 2014) Narrative

When Jörg goes out of town for a few days, Noa takes the opportunity to spontaneously fly back to Israel, determined this trip will do her good! Her lovable but dysfunctional family can’t keep old conflicts from arising, however, and soon her homeland begins to feel just like the Berlin she sought to escape.

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Brundibar-website

BRUNDIBAR

Dir. Douglas Wolfsperger
(85min, Germany, 2014) Documentary

Holocaust? Again? That’s the reaction of the youth theater company at the Berliner Schaubühne to their newest project: Brundibar, the children’s opera, originally performed at Theresienstadt.

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dancing-arabs-website

DANCING ARABS

Dir. Eran Riklis
(104min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014) Narrative

First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua.

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The-Decent-One-website

THE DECENT ONE

Dir. Vanessa Lapa
(94min, Israel/Austria/Germany, 2014) Documentary

Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diariest hat were found in Heinrich Himmler’s home in 1945, The Decent One gives unique, and at times uncomfortable, access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution.”

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Gett-website

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIAN AMSALEM

Dir. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
(115min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014 ) Narrative

Viviane has been applying to the rabbinical court for a divorce for three years. Her husband continually refuses. In Israel, where neither civil marriage nor civil divorce exist, only an Orthodox rabbi can legalize a union or its dissolution with consent from the husband.

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GloomySabbath-website

GLOOMY SABBATH

Dir. Amit Epstein
(15min, Germany, 2013) Narrative Short

At his grandmother’s deathbed Christian travels back in time and reveals the dark secret behind a painting which seemingly has always been part of the family’s property.

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GOLEM

Dir. Carl Boese and Paul Wegener
(91min, Germany, 1920) Narrative

Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas presents one of his most beloved original scores: the 1920 German silent horror-fantasy expressionist film Golem, the tale of a 16th century rabbi who made a man out of clay to save the Jewish community of Prague from annihilation.

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In-Silence-Website

IN SILENCE

Dir. Zdeněk Jiráský
(84min, Slovak Republic/Czech Republic/Germany, 2014) Narrative

A vibrant, sound-rich and brilliantly inventive ode to the lives of Jewish musicians during the era of National Socialism in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. Based on true stories of artists who achieved great musical success – Alice Flachová, Karol Ebert, Edith Kraus, and Arthur Chitz.

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Mr-Kaplan-Website

MR. KAPLAN

Dir. Alvaro Brechner
(98min, Uruguay/Germany/Spain, 2014) Narrative

Becoming convinced that his German neighbor is a runaway Nazi, 76-year-old Jacob Kaplan secretly takes on the role of a spy – only he is no match for the forces of age.

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SaoleasNose-website

SALOMEA’S NOSE

Dir. Susan Kroda
(23min, Germany, 2014) Narrative Short

Salomea remembers the day her beloved brothers, Max and Karl, disfigured her and themselves for life. A tragicomedy about sibling rivalry.

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Hungary
Polgar-Variant-website

THE POLGAR VARIANT

Dir. Yossi Aviram
(68min, Israel/Hungary, 2014) Documentary

The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in 1970s Communist Budapest to be chess masters. The Polgar sisters did not choose to become the heroines of this story. It was their father, who, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born.

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Israel
Almost-Friends-Website

ALMOST FRIENDS

Dir. Nitzan Ofir and Barak Heymann
(60min, Israel, 2014) Documentary

Samar, an Arab girl from Lod and Linor, a Jewish settler who lived in Gush Katif, forge an instant connection online; when the two girls finally meet, their families enter into a profound and complex experience.

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Anywhere-Else--WEBSITE

ANYWHERE ELSE

Dir. Ester Amrami
(85min, Germany, 2014) Narrative

When Jörg goes out of town for a few days, Noa takes the opportunity to spontaneously fly back to Israel, determined this trip will do her good! Her lovable but dysfunctional family can’t keep old conflicts from arising, however, and soon her homeland begins to feel just like the Berlin she sought to escape.

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Apples-From-The-Desert-website

APPLES FROM THE DESERT

Dir. Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari
(90min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

Rebecca Abravanel is the only daughter of an Orthodox family living in Jerusalem. Unhappy with her strict upbringing, Rebecca secretly opens herself to the secular world, with unexpected consequences – both for her family and herself.

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CHERRIES

Dir. Noa Osheroff
(14min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Yuli, 17, is in love with her classmate Daniel, but is too shy to admit it. Tamara, her best friend, is anything but shy. Tonight at Daniel’s party, she will compel Yuli to make the move, whether she’s ready or not.

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dancing-arabs-website

DANCING ARABS

Dir. Eran Riklis
(104min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014) Narrative

First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua.

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Dear-God-website

DEAR GOD

Dir. Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor
(13min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Dear God depicts a romantic Jerusalem, told through the eyes of Aaron, a simple man who guards the historic Wailing Wall. One day a beautiful, mysterious woman puts a note in one of the holy drones, and Aaron decides to fulfill her deepest wish, while learning that love is all about communication.

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The-Decent-One-website

THE DECENT ONE

Dir. Vanessa Lapa
(94min, Israel/Austria/Germany, 2014) Documentary

Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diariest hat were found in Heinrich Himmler’s home in 1945, The Decent One gives unique, and at times uncomfortable, access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution.”

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Dove-Flyer-Website

THE DOVE FLYER

Dir. Nissim Dayan
(108min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

Based on the autobiographical blockbuster novel by Eli Amir, this sweeping epic recalls a lost and cherished time when over 125,000 Jews lived in Iraq. We follow the teenage Kabi as he navigates the final years of the community’s existence in Iraq, before their expulsion and resettlement to 1950s Israel.

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EastJ-WestJ-website

EAST JERUSALEM, WEST JERUSALEM

Dir. Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman
(80min, Israel, 2014) Documentary

Legendary singer-songwriter David Broza journeys to East Jerusalem to record his latest album with Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians.

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EndOfSeasonSale-website

END OF SEASON SALE

Dir. Eli Glazer
(35min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Late at night two aging strangers fail to obtain Viagra for a one-night stand. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise as the two men get a chance to exchange the pleasures of the flesh with the pleasures of the heart.

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