The Jewish Film Festival returns to Bucharest for its 8th edition, presenting a selection of films signed by renowned Jewish directors. During December 13-16, movie lovers will discover novel cinema masterpieces that will bring glimpses of the Jewish spirit and culture.
The festival will open gates at „Horia Bernea” Studio within the Romanian Peasant Museum on December 13, with the exhibition „Fusion Israel 70” by painting Daniel Zlota.
The opening will be followed by the show performed by „HORA” Israeli Dance Band and by a recital by „Bucharest Klezmer Band”.
The first evening of the festival will end with the screening of „Ben Gurion Epilogue” film (2016, Israel; 61’), in the presence of director Yariv Mozer.
Viewers are expected at UNION Cinema on December 14 to see:
- „A Dispatch from Reuters” (1940, USA; 90’), with Romanian-born Edward G. Robinson in the leading role, to mark 125 years since his birth.
- „The Museum” (2017, Israel; 74’), directed by Ran Tal, independent director winner of Ophir Prize, at the Jerusalem Film Festival Volgin Award, whose documentaries are thoroughly restoring the Israeli reality from a social and historic perspective. Ran Tal will be also present in Bucharest on December 14 at the screening of his movie.
- „Laces” (2018, Israel; 98’), directed by Jacob Goldwasser. Romania is the first country where the film will be screened, outside Israel.
The Jewish Film Festival continues on December 15 at UNION Cinema with „A Language Fading, A Fading Cuisine” (2017, Turkey; 60’) and „Back to Berlin” (2018, UK; 79’).
At the end of „Back to Berlin”, the audience will get the chance to meet Maximilian Marco Katz, one of the actors, in a Q&A session.
The festival will end at Eforie Cinema on December 16. The gala night, presented with the support of Canada’s Embassy, will end with a performance of the „HORA” Israeli dance band, followed by the movie „CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal” (2018, Canada; 61’) directed by Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion.
The Bucharest Jewish Film Festival is part of a network that includes over 160 events held worldwide under the brand of Jewish Film Festival. The 2018 edition in Bucharest is endorsed by the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest and Canada’s Embassy in Bucharest.