Here is a peek at the feature films that will be screened during Part I of the upcoming Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, from May 3-5 at the Landmark Cinema 9, City Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets visit jewishedmonton.org/filmfest or call 780-487-0585.
Click each title to view the movie trailer. Click here for information and trailers on the films that will be screened May 10-12.
Director: Roberta Grossman; Country: USA
Language: English; Running Time: 87 minutes
Genre: Documentary; Sunday, May 3rd, 7:30pm
The incredible true story of the brave foreign volunteers who came to Israel during the 1948 War of Independence to help form the fledgling Israeli Air Force.
Director: Reshef Levi; Country: Israel
Language: English, Hebrew with English subtitles; Running Time: 107 minutes
Genre: Comedy; Monday, May 4th, 7:00pm
A group of septuagenarians and a clever youth conspire to rob a bank in act of vengeance for the death of the youth’s father.
Director: Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari; Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew with English Subtitles; Running Time: 90 Minutes
Genre: Drama; Monday, May 4th, 9:15pm
Unhappy with her strict religious upbringing, Rebecca secretly opens herself to the secular world. At first her transgressions are relatively minor: she peeks in on Israeli dance classes, and eventually runs away to live on a kibbutz in the desert.
Director: Pepe Danquart; Country: Germany, France
Language: Polish, German, Russian, Yiddish with English subtitles; Running Time: 107 minutes
Genre: Drama; Tuesday, May 5th, 7:00pm
A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
Director: Oren Shtern; Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles; Running Time: 90 minutes
Genre: Comedy; Tuesday, May 5th, 9:15pm
In this comic drama Ora is in a coma as the result of a car accident. As her children and other family members try to help her regain consciousness the viewer meets plastic surgeons, a wheelchair-bound marathon coach, a tough private investigator, a yoga instructor, a sensitive belly dancer and a big star in the Arab cinema.