[Orange News] The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will be held from November 11 to 19, 2023, in three theaters across Hong Kong. This film festival will bring culturally relevant film and television works with a wide range of themes, 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.

Since its establishment in 2000, the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival has screened hundreds of feature films, documentaries and short films from more than 30 countries, and invited many directors, producers, film critics and curators to participate in the festival. Activity. The film festival will last for 9 days, screening a number of feature films, comedies, documentaries and short films, covering many interesting and unique themes about Jewish and Israeli life and cultural diversity. We hope to celebrate, educate, inspire and entertain the public through film, and bring Jewish culture to Hong Kong.

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, 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.

This film festival provides audiences with the opportunity to have an in-depth understanding of Jewish culture. For more exciting film lists, please refer to the program or event webpage below. Tickets will be on sale from October 13, 2023. Interested friends should not miss it.

The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Date: November 11-19, 2023

Venue: MCL Cyberport Cinema, 2/F, Cyberport Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Wire Bay, Hong Kong (opening night), Koh Sin Cinema, 2 Cathick Street, Kennedy Town, 4/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui , MCL K11 Art House

Click here to download the festival program

For more details on film arrangement, please visit the event website