15 December 2018 - 7 Tevet 5779 - ז' טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ט
18th Jerusalem Film Festival E-mail

The 18th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival (JJFF) took place from 24 to 29 December at the Jerusalem Cinemateque.

It included an international competition, featuring the cinematic adaptation of Nicole Krauss’s novel, The History of Love (directed by Radu Mihaileanu) and the award-winning Austrian/German/French production about the last days of Stefan Zweig, Stefan Zweig Farewell to Europe (directed by Maria Schrader).

In addition, the festival featured a selection of films depicting Jewish intermarriage, accompanied by lectures and conversations with film-makers; live musical performances, including a live singalong event set to a restored version of Fiddler on the Roof; “Great Jewish Minds”, with films about Jewish comedian Jerry Lewis, 19thcentury German painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, renowned television producer Norman Lear, and rock’n’roll producer Bert Berns.

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