[Point News Report] The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will be held at three theaters in Hong Kong from November 11 to 19, 2023.

The film 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 film festival provides audiences with the opportunity to have an in-depth understanding of Jewish culture. Tickets will be on sale on the film festival website starting from October 13, 2023 .

The 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, capturing life and love in a Yiddish village on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine, recreating the dilemma of this century’s war. .

“The Future” by Israeli director Noam Kaplan is an intense drama that explores terrorism, security and humanity. 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 similarities between Europe and modern fascism can be felt in every scene of the film.

The unprecedented documentary “Without Precedent” tells the 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.

(Reported by Chen Huifang, special correspondent of Dian News)