20th UK International Jewish Film Festival at Cineworld, Didsbury and HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

20th UK International Jewish Film Festival at Cineworld, Didsbury and HOME at Cineworld Didsbury, Manchester 6 — 20 November 2016 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

The UK Jewish Film Festival turns twenty this year and they have lined up a huge selection of documentaries, features and short films throughout November. For this year’s edition of the fest, Manchester will host screenings at both HOME and Cineworld in Didsbury.

Highlights of the festival include a 9th November screening of Janina Quint’s fascinating sounding documentary Germans and Jews, which explores the position of Jewish people in Germany today and the UK premiere of Moos: a Dutch comedy about family life and the pressures of young dreams on the 13th November. Both films screen at HOME and Moos will be followed by a Q&A with director Job Gosschalk.

South of the city centre, Cineworld Didsbury will play Yuval Delshad’s Israeli Academy Award Winner Baba Joon on November 16th. Set in a Persian-immigrant moshav of the 1980s, the film tells the story of a young boy whose desire to build motorcars clashes with his father’s plans for him to work on the family turkey farm.

Also showing at Cineworld is twisty thriller The Origin of Violence, which follows a young Catholic schoolteacher who unearths family secrets when he finds a picture of his father in a concentration camp. Veteran French-Jewish director Élie Chouraqui will be on hand afterwards to answer your questions on the 15th November.

There are seventeen films screening across the two sites. For full details, visit the website.

20th UK International Jewish Film Festival at Cineworld, Didsbury and HOME at Cineworld Didsbury, Manchester 6 — 20 November 2016 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

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