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14 November | Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in HK would like to cordially invite you to the screenings of two Polish films during the 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival March’68 directed by Krzysztof Lang and “Filip” directed by Michal Kwiecinski More details: https://hkjff.org/2023-films-a-z/   Facebook link Click here  ...

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12 November | HKHTC | Screenings of HKHTC-supported films at HKJFF

See you later today in the screenings of HKHTC-supported films at HKJFF The Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre is pleased to support a number of Holocaust-themed films as part of the 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival taking place 11-19 November 2023. These public screenings will take place in person at the Golden Scene Cinema at 2 Catchick St, Kennedy Town. Please see the list below for film descriptions. We hope you will be able to join us this year. Please visit the film festival website here and get your tickets through this link!   The Return of the Violin (Sunday, 12 November, 12:00pm) A young Jewish boy [Bronislaw Huberman] from Czestochowa, Poland, plays the violin with such virtuosity that a nobleman gifts him a 1731 Stradivarius, which he later plays in front of composer Johannes Brahms. While playing at Carnegie Hall in 1936 Huberman’s violin is stolen. Forced to flee Europe at the onset of World War II, he emigrates to Israel where he establishes the Israeli National Orchestra (the present day Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra) and rescues hundreds of Jewish musicians from Nazi Europe. In this documentary, American violinist Joshua Bell reveals the compelling story of the violin, which was only recovered in 1985.   The Conspiracy (Sunday, 12 November, 1:50pm) This startling animated documentary addresses an insidious, centuries-old conspiracy theory that continues to rear its ugly head today: the idea that Jews have a secret international plot to control the world. Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin and a host of talented voice actors including Mayim Bialik, Liev Schreiber, Jason Alexander, and Ben Shenkman connect the dots of hate and fear, walking us through almost 250 years of antisemitic ideology, and focusing on how times of uncertainty give rise to hatred and increase anxieties in marginalized populations. Link to trailer here.  Alla Vita,The Man in the Basement (Sunday, 12 November, 5:20pm) After a Jewish couple in Paris sells their basement storage unit to a former history teacher (“The Intouchables'” François Cluzet), they...

4 French Films at the 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

2 November | France in Hong Kong | What’s On |  4 French Films at the 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival [fr]

4 French Films at the 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival The Hong Kong Jewish Film festival, Asia’s first festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed films from around the world, celebrates its 24th edition in 2023. Four French productions and coproductions supported by the Consulate General of France are part of the lineup. As for every of its editions, the Consulate general of France is happy to support the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival in its endeavor to promote the talent of Jewish filmmakers and shade light on stories involving the community around the world. For this 24th edition, the festival features two French feature films and two French coproduction’s as part of its rich lineup. We can’t wait for the audience in Hong Kong to discover these four unique stories:  The Man in the Basement (L’Homme dans la cave), 2021, by Philippe Le Guay Sunday 12 Nov 2023, 5:20pm, at Golden Scene cinema Synopsis: After a Jewish couple in Paris sells their basement storage unit to a former history teacher (“The Intouchables’” François Cluzet), they discover his secret life as an antisemitic conspiracy theorist. As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the buyer befriends their naive teenage daughter. Book your tickets now   The Accusation (Les Choses Humaines), 2021, by Yvan Attal Thursday 16 Nov 2023, 8:30pm, at K11 Art House 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?”   Alla Vita, 2022, Italy & France, by Stéphane Freiss Wednesday 15 Nov 2023, 7pm, at...

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2 November | GAFENCU / What’s On |  What’s on? | Things to do this November in Hong Kong

BY NEIL DOLBY Nov 02, 2023 Jewish Film Festival Asia’s flagship Jewish festival has gone from strength to strength and now offers a magnificently diverse range of films showcasing Jewish life. The number of filmmakers keen for their work celebrating the Jewish tradition to be showcased in Hong Kong has grown, with 21 features, documentaries and short films able to be enjoyed. When: 11-19 November Where: Golden Scene Cinema, Kennedy Town How much: From $110 per film; all access pass HK$1,800 For more information: hkjff.org Full article in English: Click here  ...

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9 November | La French Radio | Podcast & Article | 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 2000, the festival runs from Saturday November 11 to Sunday November 19, 2023 - Most screenings will take place at Golden Scene Cinema in Kennedy Town. Eli Bitan, president of the festival, and Jean-Philippe Gry, member of the organizing committee, answer our questions in this special year for the festival. We listen. More than 20 feature films, comedies, documentaries and short films from different countries, including Israel, France, USA, Ukraine and Italy The themes range from friendship to politics and offer insight into worlds and people not usually accessible to viewers. The film festival offers an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the many facets of Jewish culture and discover connections across similarities. Emotion and tribute The 24th edition of the festival with the multi-award-winning film SHTTL , screening followed by a presentation and discussion with its director, Frenchman Ady Walter, present for the occasion at the MCL Cinema Cyberport. But before and added to the initial program a broadcast of a short film “The Boy”, in tribute to its director Yahav Winner, assassinated during the Hamas terrorist attack in the kibbutz of Kfar Aza. SHTTL England, Ukraine, France | 2022 | Drama Yiddish with English and Cantonese subtitles | 114 mins Director: Ady Walter French director Ady Walter's remarkable cinematic achievement was recorded in a single take on a set built in a forest outside Kiev. This evocative and visually fascinating film is set in a Jewish village the night before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Ady places the story of an assimilated Jew who returns to his village to save his beloved from an arranged marriage, against the story of several characters in the life of a shtetl which is on the verge of being destroy. With a distinguished international cast including Moshe Lobel and Saul Rubinek, the actors trained to speak Yiddish and Ukrainian. Many members of the team are currently fighting in...

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6 November | The Beat / The List / What’s On |  Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival Get ready for the cinematic celebration of Jewish culture at the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (HKJFF). Founded in 2000, the HKJFF is Asia's premier showcase of Jewish-themed films, bringing together filmmakers, producers, critics, and cinema enthusiasts from across the globe. This year's festival, running from November 11 to 19, promises a captivating two-week journey through the rich and diverse world of Jewish and Israeli cinema. The festival opens at MCL Cinema Cyberport with a remarkable cinematic achievement, "SHTTL," directed by Ady Walter, offering a love story and ode to small-town life set in a traditional Jewish village in pre-war Ukraine, filmed in one continuous shot. The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with the director and a dessert gala. Throughout the festival, you can expect a wide variety of films, including historical love stories, thought-provoking documentaries, romcoms, thrillers, and more. Screenings will primarily take place at Golden Scene Cinema in Kennedy Town, with additional screenings at the K11 Musea Art House. The HKJFF is dedicated to celebrating, educating, enlightening, and entertaining through the magic of cinema, sharing the beauty and depth of Jewish culture with audiences in Hong Kong. Tickets for individual screenings and festival passes are available, making it an accessible and enriching cultural experience for all. Event information edited for consistency and clarity by The Beat Asia. Full article in English: Click here  ...

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30 October | Honeycombers /  24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival returns for its 24th edition with a diverse lineup of films from 11-19 November 2023. The Festival offers a culturally relevant program of over 20 feature films, comedies, documentaries and shorts from different countries, including Israel, France, the United States, Ukraine, and Italy. Themes range from friendship to politics and offer insights into worlds and people not typically accessible to viewers. The Film Festival offers an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in the many facets of Jewish culture and discover connection through similarities. The 24th edition of the Festival kicks off with the multi-award winning film SHTTL and an in-person introduction and discussion with the film’s director Ady Walter. The French director’s debut cinematic masterpiece was recorded in a single-shot on a set built outside of Kiev and beautifully captures the life and loves of a Yiddish-speaking village on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine, recreating a world on the precipice of disaster. Highlighting the variegation of the Festival is The Future by Israeli director Noam Kaplan, a tense drama that explores terrorism, security and individuality while asking if humanity actually defines algorithms and programs or if it is actually the other way round. While the premise of the film would seem to catapult it into a Sci-Fi realm, the humanity and philosophical dialogue plants it firmly in the ‘Drama’ category. The film has won multiple awards from the Israeli Film Academy. Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni’s The Shadow of the Day, is a romantic historical drama filled with suspenseful twists. Set 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. Parallels to Europe’s flirtation with modern-day Fascism can...

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13 October | Another Watch Magazine on Instagram / 【第24屆香港猶太電影節即將開幕!】

  【第24屆香港猶太電影節即將開幕!】 第24屆香港猶太電影節將於2023年11月11日至19日,於全港三間戲院舉行,帶來題材廣泛的影片陣容,包括來自以色列、法國、美國、烏克蘭和意大利等不同國家,共二十多部劇情長片、喜劇、紀錄片和短篇電影,主題涵蓋從友誼到政治,引領觀眾進入平日無法接觸的世界和人物見解,藉此了解猶太文化。 電影節以屢獲殊榮的電影《#SHTTL》拉開序幕,導演Ady Walter亦會到場與觀眾進行討論,電影是在基輔郊外搭建的場景中,以單鏡頭錄製,完美地捕捉了納粹入侵蘇聯烏克蘭前夕,發生在意第緒語村莊的生活和愛情,門票現正可於電影節網站購買。 MCL 數碼港戲院:開幕夜 2023年11月11日 高先戲院:2023年11月11日至15日、18至19日 MCL K11 Art House:2023年11月16日   _________________________________    __________________________________________ Article in Chinese : Click here  ...

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13 October | Another Watch Magazine 時另誌 – on Facebook/ 【第24屆香港猶太電影節即將開幕!】

English below the Chinese 【第24屆香港猶太電影節即將開幕!】 第24屆香港猶太電影節將於2023年11月11日至19日,於全港三間戲院舉行,帶來題材廣泛的影片陣容,包括來自以色列、法國、美國、烏克蘭和意大利等不同國家,共二十多部劇情長片、喜劇、紀錄片和短篇電影,主題涵蓋從友誼到政治,引領觀眾進入平日無法接觸的世界和人物見解,藉此了解猶太文化。 電影節以屢獲殊榮的電影《#SHTTL》拉開序幕,導演Ady Walter亦會到場與觀眾進行討論,電影是在基輔郊外搭建的場景中,以單鏡頭錄製,完美地捕捉了納粹入侵蘇聯烏克蘭前夕,發生在意第緒語村莊的生活和愛情,門票現正可於電影節網站購買。 MCL 數碼港戲院:開幕夜 2023年11月11日 高先戲院:2023年11月11日至15日、18至19日 MCL K11 Art House:2023年11月16日   _________________________________    __________________________________________ 【The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is about to open! 】 The 24th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will be held from 11-19, 2023 at three theaters across Hong Kong, bringing a wide range of films including over 20 feature films, comedies, documentaries and short films from Israel, France, USA, Ukraine and Italy, covering topics ranging from friendship to politics, and bringing viewers into the world and people's insights that are not accessible to the usual. The festival kicks off with the award-winning film #SHTTL and director Ady Walter will also be present for discussion with the audience, recorded in a single camera set up outside Kiev, perfectly capturing life and love in a Yiddish village on the eve of the Nazis invasion of Soviet Ukraine, tickets are now available for purchase on the festival website. MCL Cyberport Cinema: Opening night 11 November 2023 Gaoxian Theatre: November 11-15, 18-19, 2023 MCL K11 Art House: November 16, 2023 Full article in Chinese and English: Click here  ...