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Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg

From 4th to 19th June, the Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg takes place for the 22nd time

June 13th, 2016
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The Festival represents the biggest forum of Jewish and Israeli films in Germany. This year, the focus is on women. The festival is dedicated to Jewish films since 1995, and, for now, it has been representing an important platform both for Jewish filmmakers and for films with a Jewish context. Several movies will be shown during the event. The best Israeli film and international film production will be recognized and nominated for awards such as the Gershon-Klein-Filmpreise.

Films are usually shown in the original version with German or English subtitles and represent every genre, including animations, documentaries, dramas, experimental films, feature films, and short films.

The Lotto Foundation, the state of Brandenburg, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Commissioner for Culture, the Media and the German Press and the Information Office are a few of the organizations providing support. The festival is the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli cinema in Germany for more than two decades, making it a core part of diverse Jewish life of Berlin and Brandenburg.

Among the high-profile feature films we can find A Tale of Love and Darkness with Natalie Portman. The movie is an adaptation of Amos Oz' autobiography focusing on Fania, Oz’s mother, and their strong intellectual and emotional relationship. The film attempts to explore the character more deeply than in the source novel. As well, it also reminds us how easy it is to confuse the personal with the sentimental. Like Oz, Portman was born in Israel, surrounded by the stories of her immigrant family’s past, and with this film, told entirely in Hebrew, she illustrates how those ingredients come to define an artistic identity.

The Jewish Film Festival offers a window into Jewish life worldwide, featuring cinematic investigations of its constant transformation, in Germany, Israel, Europe, and the rest of the world. Do no miss the opportunity to to gain interesting insights into the world of Jewry and Judaism.

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Jessica Sama, Berlin Global