Jewish International Film Festival 2019

Sat 2nd November, 2019 – Wed 20th November, 2019
Roseville Cinemas
112 Pacific Highway, Roseville NSW 2069
Price: $22
A tribute to a young actor gone too soon; Taika Waititi’s World War II satire; a documentary about a post-Holocaust family secret; and stacks of award-winning films from all over the world.

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) returns this year with another all-star line-up of feature films and documentaries highlighting Jewish culture.

The festival will take place at two Sydney cinemas (Roseville Cinemas and the Ritz in Randwick) over four weeks, with 60 films from 23 countries to choose from.

Highlights include Love, Antosha, a tribute to the Russian-American actor Anton Yelchin who died in 2016 at the age of 27; the Australian premiere of World War II satire Jojo Rabbit, created Jewish-Maori actor-director Taika Waititi; Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, a documentary about the origins of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof; and King Bibi, a documentary about controversial Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power.

Australian psychologist and documentarian Eve Ash will be introducing her latest work Man on the Bus, about her family secret; while American filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey will host a Q&A session about Beyond the Bolex, her documentary about her grandfather and camera inventor Jacques Bolsey.

The festival will also take place in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth over slightly different dates.

10-pass tickets are available for $180 (concession $160); 20-pass tickets are available for $340 ($300). Single tickets are $22 (or $18.50 for concession).

More information here.