Posted Tuesday 22 Jun 2021
Here's another great reason to go to the cinema - if you needed another! Vendetta Films is holding the New Zealand Jewish International Film Festival from 22 July to15 August. There are six Israeli- and Jewish-themed films screening across six cinemas below so keep an eye on their listings!
Christchurch - Alice Cinema
Dunedin - Rialto Cinemas
New Plymouth - Govett Brewster Art Gallery
Wellington - Penthouse Cinema
The films are below - each title is a link to its trailer:
They Call Me Dr Miami
2020 | English | Documentary
Directed by Jean-Simon Chartier
Dr. Michael Salzhauer – also known as Dr. Miami – who is one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the US, and the first doctor to Livestream graphic procedures such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat.
2019 | German, French, English | Drama, Family, History
Directed by Caroline Link
In 1933 in Berlin. Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.
2019 | Hebrew | Psychological/ Political Thriller
Directed by Yaron Zilberman
A psychological thriller, INCITEMENT follows the year leading to the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, from the point of view of the assassin. The film details, for the first time, the forces that act upon the assassin, including the religious and political incitement, the personal and the interpersonal turmoil. It is a psychological portrait of a political assassin seeking to kill democracy. It is also a portrait of a torn society on the brink of civil war.
2020 | Hebrew, Russian | Drama
Directed by Ruthy Pribar
Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs.
2020 | Italian | Drama, Romance
Directed by Mauro Mancini
The son of a Holocaust survivor who lives in Trieste as a surgeon begins to doubt his actions of refusing to help a victim of a traffic accident that he encountered on his way home from work.
Inspired by true events from the spring of 1944 when the Nazis organized a football match between a team of camp inmates and an elite Nazi team on Adolf Hitler’s birthday. A match the prisoners are determined to win, no matter what happens.