Filip

Filip ac Sunday, 19 November, 7:10pm

Director: Michal Kwiecinski | Poland | 2022 | Drama | German / Polish / French / Yiddish | English Subtitles | 125 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/3764a111-479c-4ada-bbde-60f2681001c8/Filip%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 7:10pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: In 1943, Filip, a Polish Jew, who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto, is waiting tables in the heart of Nazi Germany - while taking revenge on the Nazis in his own unique way. Alone, cosmopolitan, and incapable of deeper feelings, Filip hides his Jewish origins and often eludes death, while carelessly enjoying all the charms of a life surrounded by luxury, beautiful women and friends from all over Europe. This very sexy film is wonderfully addictive. (Warning: Adult content) [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12391 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SUPPORTED by Consulate of Poland in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] Winner 2022 Polish Film Festival Silver Lions Best Feature Film Winner 2022 Polish Film Festival Best Cinematography for Feature film Michal Sobocinski [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"]...

Exodus-91

Exodus 91 ac Sunday, 19 November, 5:20pm

Director: Micah Smith | Israel | 2023 | Docu-Drama | English / Hebrew / Amharic / English subtitles| 91 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/3ff99bc1-c125-49f9-b7e8-b4e88519d533/Exodus%2091%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 5:20pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: This docu-narrative film tells the story of Asher Naim, an Israeli diplomat caught between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and in his country. Asher, himself a North-African Jew, is sent to Ethiopia to negotiate the escape of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from a country collapsing under famine and civil war. The film explores challenging questions of racism, white saviorism, cultural identity, and the hardships and politicsA ofA immigration. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12349 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SPONSORED by Anonymous...

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Vishniac ac Sunday, 19 November, 3:35pm

Director: Laura Bialis |A USA | 2023 | Documentary | English / Hebrew / Polish | English Subtitles | 93 min Executive Producers: Nancy Spielberg,A Ori Eisen,A Mirit Eisen,A Taube Philanthropies,A Maimonides Fund [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/aee1ea89-9f01-4d8d-9a58-fea9601366ba/Vishniac%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 3:35pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: Photographer Roman Vishniac is best known for traversing Eastern Europe from 1935 through 1938, on assignment for the American Joint Distribution Committee, documenting Jewish life in Eastern Europe. While the purpose of the photographs was to raise funds for impoverished Jewish communities, few could have predicted that less than a decade later these communities would be wiped out. Vishniacas photographs provide the last visual records of an entire world. After the war he continued to add to the historical record with photographs of Berlin in ruins and children in displaced persons camps before shifting his focus to groundbreaking scientific work. The film goes behind the images and beyond the myths to portray a man who took those closest to him to the brink of rejection, yet gave the world a diverse and beautiful collection. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12422 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SPONSORED by The United States Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau, SUPPORTED by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC)    ...

Music-under-the-swastica

Music Under the Swastika ac Sunday, 19 November, 1:00pm

Director: Christian Berger | Germany | 2022 |A Documentary | English / German | English Subtitles | 84 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/9a60dc6a-908a-4880-a032-045072f6a299/Girl%20No%2060427%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Double Feature Ticket[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 1:00pm Double Feature playing with Girl No. 60427 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: Why was classical music so important to Hitler and Goebbels? The stories of Jewish cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, member of the infamous Womenas Orchestra of Auschwitz, and of star conductor Wilhelm FurtwA$ngler, who worked with the Nazis, provide insight. Both shared a love for classical German music. Why did gifted artists like FurtwA$ngler make a pact with evil? Why was classical music played in extermination camps? And how did this change the way victims saw music? [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12468 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SUPPORTED by Goethe Institut Hong Kong, German Consulate General Hong Kong,A Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) [su_spacer size="20"] [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] 2023 International EmmyA(R) Awards Nominee: Arts ProgrammingA - The Maestro and the Cellist of Auschwitz / 3B-Produktion GmbH / Deutsche Welle/ Germany [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"] [su_spacer size="90"]...

Girl-No-60247

Girl No. 60427 ac Sunday, 19 November, 1:00pm

Directors: Shulamit Lifshitz, Oriel Berkovits | Israel | 2022 | Short / Animation / Drama | Hebrew / Yiddish | English Subtitles | 22 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://hkjff.org/music-under-the-swastica-the-maestro-and-the-cellist-of-auschwitz/" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Purchase at Music Under the Swastika[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 1:00pm Double Feature Playing with Music Under the Swastica Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: Tel Aviv, 1998, summer vacation. Reut finds and reads her grandmother's secret diary from the Holocaust. Grandma's story resonates in Reut's well-developed imagination, and the fun week in Tel Aviv with Grandpa and Grandma turns into something else entirely. This mixed-genre, live action/animation film is based on the childhood memories of the director, who discovered her grandmotheras Holocaust diary when she was thirteen.A [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12430 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SUPPORTED by Consulate of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] Cleveland International Film Festival 2023 Winner Best Live Action Short Film: Best Short Film Shulamit Lifshitz 2022 Winner Best student Narrative Film - BAFTA Student Film Awards BAFTA/ LA Student Film Awards: 2022 Best Live Action,A Oriel Berkovits (director), Shulamit LifshitzA (director) [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"]  ...

Paris Boutique

Paris Boutique ac Saturday, 18 November, 9:45pm

Director: Marco Carmel| Israel / France | 2022 | Comedy | Hebrew / English / French / Spanish / Arabic / English Subtitles | 81 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/a5fea0c7-167f-4f44-8386-014688ddb4d6/Paris%20Boutique%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Saturday, 18 November, 9:45pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: Set in the heart of magical Jerusalem, this comedy of mistakes is the story of a friendship between two women at a critical point in their lives. Louise, a French Jewish lawyer, arrives in Israel to finalize an important deal. Her driver, Neta sees an opportunity to profit off of Louise, and decides to stick with her at any cost. Together, as they wander the narrow alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem, they discover a secret connection between an ultra-Orthodox woman and a Christian man who communicate through notes hidden between the stones of the Wailing Wall. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12330 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=13401 event="click"]MESSAGE TO HK FROM STAR JosA(C)phine DraA[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SPONSORED by The Zion Family...

March-68

March ’68 ac Saturday, 18 November, 7:30pm

Director: Krzysztof Lang | Poland | 2022 |A Drama | Polish | English Subtitles | 117 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/352e342f-35e0-40b3-900e-880f59583aab/March%20'68%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Saturday, 18 November, 7:30pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: In thisA Romeo and Juliet coming-of-age story set against the volatile backdrop of late-1960s Communist Warsaw,A Hania and Janek are young and madly in love. Around them students are protesting against the unlawful expulsion of their colleagues from the university andA Jewish citizens are being persecuted in a series of antisemitic purges.A Things spiral out of control, leading to a powerful climax set during the infamous events of March 1968. Intercut with archival footage from those days, this powerful, gripping film depicts the momentous collision of history and romance. (Warning: Adult Content) [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12473 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SPONSORED by The Ohel Leah Synagogue Trust SUPPORTED by The Consulate General of Poland in Hong Kong [su_spacer size="90"]...

The-Accusation

The Accusation ac Thursday, 16 November, 8:35pm

Director: Yvan Attal | France | 2021 |A Drama | French | English Subtitles | 138 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://www.mclcinema.com/MovieSet.aspx?id=13141&visLang=1" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: K11 Art House Screening: Thursday, 16 November, 8:35pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: This intriguing film challenges the very timely #MeToo debate narrative. Should all rape victims be believed no matter what? Does the accused always deserve to be sentenced to the maximum punishment? How does public discussion influence our views? By showing us the different perceptions that Mila and Alex have of what happened, but also examining how two very different cultures and lifestyles cross paths over one night, we're left with the question "which version of their stories is the truth?" [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12447 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SPONSORED by Anonymous SUPPORTED by Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] Winner 2022: Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival: Best Director: Yvan Attal Winner 2022: Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival: Best Screenplay: Yvan Attal, Yael Langman Nominee 2022 - Cesar Awards, France, Best Adapted Screenplay Winner 2002 FEST Interational Film Festival Jury Prize Main Program Best Screenplay: Yvan Attal, Yael Langma Winner 2002 FEST International Film Festival Jury Prize Main Program Best Actress: Suzanne Jouannet Winner 2002 FEST International Film Festival FEDEORA Main Program Best Film: Yvan Attal (Director) Nominee 2022 Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival Best Feature Film: Yvan Attal [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"]  ...

The-Future

The Future ac Thursday, 16 November, 7:00pm

Director: Noam Kaplan | Israel | 2023 | Action/ Drama | Hebrew / Arabic | English Subtitles | 80 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://www.mclcinema.com/MovieSet.aspx?id=13140&visLang=1" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: K11 Art House Screening: Thursday, 16 November, 7:00pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: In an alternative version of contemporary Israel, Nurit Bloch, a profiler, wants a child. A future. The only solution is to find a surrogate. At the same time her groundbreaking algorithm, designed to identify individuals planning to carry out terror attacks fails and a young Palestinian woman assassinates the Israeli minister of Space and Tourism. In order to 'fix the bugs' in her algorithm, Nurit organizes a series of interviews with the assassin, with deep philosophical and political implications. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12442 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SUPPORTED by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] Nominated - Best Cinematography - Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2023 Nominated - Best Actress (Reymonde Amsallem) - Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2023 Nominated - Best Supporting Actress Samar Qupty- Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2023 [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"]    ...

June-Zero

June Zero ac Wednesday, 15 November, 9:00pm

Director: Jake Paltrow |A USA / Israel | 2022 | Drama | Hebrew / English Subtitles | 105 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/7e2564aa-5f9c-4aa4-9389-8baae9bc9655/June%20Zero%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Wednesday, 15 November, 9:00pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: This empathetic and humanistic film looks at the infamous trial of Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the mass extermination of Jews during the Second World War. Depicting the events preceding Eichmann's 1962 execution, Director Jake Paltrow has a unique take on the impact of the event on the Israeli society of the time. Following the perspective of the three main characters, a 13-year-old child, Eichmann's prison guard and an investigator for the prosecution, we see a light, but gripping, way to delineate the story of this national defining event. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12399 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SPONSORED by Robert L. Meyer SUPPORTED by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) [su_spoiler title="AWARDS"] Won, Silver Lions Best Feature Film, AND Won, Best Cinematography for Feature film Michal Sobocinski (POLISH ACADEMY) Nominated - Best Full-Length Israeli Feature - Jerusalem Film Festival 2022 [/su_spoiler][su_spacer size="90"]  ...

Alla Vita

Alla Vita ac Wednesday, 15 November, 7:00pm

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni | Italy | 2022 |A Drama | Italian / English Subtitles | 99 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/a0ab744a-8b8a-4ca8-9b83-9765ac754f58/Alla%20Vita%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button][su_spacer size="10"] VENUE:A Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Wednesday, 15 November, 7:00pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: The story of a young French ultra-Orthodox woman and a divorced Italian farmer who both long to break free. Even though she is deeply unhappy and desperate to leave the faith, Esther has accompanied her father on their annual trip to Southern Italy to harvest etrogim a akosher lemonsa a for the religious holiday of Sukkot. Elio, the non-Jewish owner of the farm, is grateful for their visit as it helps the farm financially. Alla Vita is a film that understands the power of subtlety. It isnat flashy or melodramatic, nor is it interested in undermining those who choose to live a life of devout faith. Instead, itas much more driven by its charactersa desire for a life that is truly meant for them. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12293 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="20"] SPONSORED by The Green Family SUPPORTED by Italian Institute of Culture in Hong Kong, Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau...

Shadow of the Day

Shadow of the Day ac Tuesday, 14 November, 8:50pm

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni |A Italy | 2022 | Drama | Italian | English Subtitles | 125 min [su_spacer size="10"] [su_button url="https://goldenscene.com/movie/0414a334-c36e-4979-8909-3bfd0130b310/Shadow%20of%20the%20Day%20(HKJFF2023)" target="blank" background="#ff9011" size="4" desc="" title="Ticketing"]Tickets[/su_button] [su_spacer size="10"] VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema Screening: Tuesday, 14 November, 8:50pm Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80 [su_spacer size="10"] SYNOPSIS: In 1938 Italy, after the promulgation of the racial laws, fascist-abiding restaurateur Luciano believes he can still live by his own rules inside his business. Everything changes when he hires Anna, a girl with a dangerous secret. A resonance with Europe's flirtation with modern-day facism can be felt in every scene in this mesmerizing period thriller. [su_spacer size="10"] [sg_popup id=12416 event="click"]CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER[/sg_popup] [su_spacer size="10"] SUPPORTED by Italian Institute of Culture in Hong Kong, Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong,A Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC)    ...