UK Jewish Film Festival 2021 at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

UK Jewish Film Festival 2021 at HOME Manchester, Manchester 7 — 14 November 2021 Tickets from £7.50 — Book now

The 25th edition of the UK Jewish Film Festival heads to HOME this November with a selection of four feature films and recorded Q&As, sourced from around the world, exploring Jewish and Israili life, history and culture.

The festival starts on Sunday 7 November with Walter Tejblum’s Shalom Taiwan, a comic drama following Rabbi Aaron as he travels from Buenos Aires to Taiwan in an effort to find wealthy donors who could help save his synagogue and congregation. From Italy, Mauro Mancini’s Thou Shalt Not Hate (Wed 10 Nov) is a study of far right ideology as a Jewish surgeon notices a swastika tattoo on a hit and run victim.

Next, Kaveh Nabatian’s Sin La Habana is a complex drama about a Cuban salsa teacher who plots with his girlfriend to seduce a student in order to gain a Canadian visa and escape the country. Finally, the mini-festival concludes on Sun 14 Nov, with another Italian film in Giulio Base’s A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto, which interlaces past a present for a teen drama in which a student probes the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto after discovering a puzzling photograph.

UK Jewish Film Festival 2021 at HOME Manchester, Manchester 7 — 14 November 2021 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Playreading Group at HOME

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It’s A Wonderful Life at HOME

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A Fine Toothed Comb at HOME

Turner prize winner Lubaina Himid curates HOME’s newest exhibition ‘A Fine Toothed Comb’, an in-depth exploration of Manchester’s communities, geography, geology and architecture.

free entry

Where to go near UK Jewish Film Festival 2021 at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

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The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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