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以色列導演Noam Kaplan的《The Future》，凸顯了電影節的廣泛性。這是一部情節緊張的戲劇，探討恐怖主義、安全和人性，同時帶出了人類是否真的定義了演算法和程式的疑問，又或者與現實相反。雖然這部電影的前提，似乎將觀眾帶入了科幻領域，但人性和哲學對話，卻加深「戲劇」成分。本片榮獲以色列電影學院多個獎項。
意大利導演Giuseppe Piccioni的《The Shadow of the Day》，是一部充滿懸疑曲折的浪漫歷史劇。故事發生在 1938年的意大利，種族法頒布後，遵守法西斯主義的餐廳老闆Luciano相信，他仍然可以在自己經營的生意中，按照自己的規則生活。當他僱用帶著危險秘密的女孩Anna時，一切都改變了。在這部令人著迷的時代驚悚片中，每個場景都可以感受到歐洲與現代法西斯主義的相似之處。
史無前例的紀錄片《Without Precedent》，講述了加拿大最高法院首位猶太女性大法官Rosalie Silberman Abella，極其舉足輕重卻被忽視的故事。Abella是大屠殺倖存者的女兒，從小就開始捍衛那些面臨不公義的人的權利。這部鼓舞人心的電影，講述了她倡導包容、多元化和公平的加拿大的輝煌職業生涯，至今仍然引起迴響。
The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival returns with great success and uses film and television works to gain an in-depth understanding of Jewish culture
The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will be held in three theaters across Hong Kong from November 11 to 19, 2023, and will bring a lineup of films with a wide range of themes. The festival brings culturally relevant film and television works, including more than 20 feature films, comedies, documentaries and short films from different countries such as Israel, France, the United States, Ukraine and Italy. Themes range from friendship to politics, taking viewers into worlds and insights they wouldn’t normally have access to. The festival provides audiences with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Jewish culture.
The 24th Film Festival kicked off with the award-winning film “SHTTL”, and film director Ady Walter was invited to discuss and explain with the audience. The French director’s debut film was shot in a single shot on a set set outside Kiev, perfectly capturing life and love in a Yiddish village on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine, recreating the events of this century’s war. Dilemma.
“The Future” by Israeli director Noam Kaplan highlights the breadth of the film festival. This is an intense drama that explores terrorism, security and humanity, while raising questions about whether humans really define algorithms and programs, or whether they are the opposite of reality. Although the premise of this movie seems to bring the audience into the realm of science fiction, the dialogue between human nature and philosophy deepens the “drama” component. The film won multiple awards from the Israel Film Academy.
“The Shadow of the Day” by Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni is a romantic historical drama full of suspense and twists. The story takes place in Italy in 1938. After the promulgation of racial laws, Luciano, a fascist restaurant owner, believes that he can still live by his own rules in his own business. Everything changes when he hires Anna, a girl with a dangerous secret. The parallels between Europe and modern fascism can be felt in every scene in this mesmerizing period thriller.
The unprecedented documentary “Without Precedent” tells the extremely important but overlooked story of Rosalie Silberman Abella, the first Jewish female justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Abella is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and has been championing the rights of those facing injustice since she was a child. This inspiring film about her illustrious career championing an inclusive, diverse and equitable Canada still resonates today.
All non-English films have English subtitles, and the premiere film “SHTTL” has English and Traditional Chinese subtitles. Interested movie fans can purchase a pass to watch all the films in the festival for only $1,800! Do not miss!
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