The festival of Jewish cinema will be held in Moscow 09/06/2015 automatic translate
MOSCOW. From 14 to 17 June in the Russian capital will be the 1st Moscow Jewish Film Festival. According to the organizers, the film forum is dedicated to the «very special world of professional Jewish cinema».
The shows will be held at the Documentary Center, Tolerance Center, Jewish Museum and the GUM cinema hall. The program included 21 films from the last years of creation: from Hitchcock’s Nightfall to the French animated film Rabbi’s Cat. According to a report on the website of the film festival «the festival is called upon to collect the best Russian and foreign films of recent years devoted to Jewish themes and demonstrate them within the framework of a single program.»
The documentary program of the festival is divided into three categories - «Briefly», «Jews Today» and «Certificate». The category «Short» includes films that are a short question or a statement about the Jewish world in any of its manifestations. A bright representative of this category is the film «The End of the Boulevard» by Nora Fainshield.
The nomination «Jews Today» has collected films that reflect the complexity and diversity of Jewish life existing in the modern world. The main contender for the prize in this category is the documentary «Wake up, Zion» directed by Monica Chaim, who studies the connection between Judaism and reggae through the history of a woman seeking her identification.
The category «Testimony» is devoted to documentary pictures, which tell about really happened events. The organizers of the festival note that the films nominated for the prize in this category are distinguished by a unique, original approach to the study of Jewish culture.
In total, the documentary program of the 1st Moscow Jewish Film Festival included six paintings, two of which represent Russia. These are the films «Jacob Kreiser. The Forgotten General of Sergei Litovets and «When People Die - Sing Songs» by Olga Lvova. In addition to them, the nominees included paintings by Regina directed by Diane Groo (Germany, Hungary, Great Britain), Andre Singer (Come Night) (USA, Germany, Israel, Denmark, Great Britain, France), O Susan Sontag Nancy D. Cates (USA) and «Rachel: A Woman Celebrated by the Sky» by Gabriela Bom (Argentina, USA).
Laureates in each of the categories of the festival will be determined by a jury represented by the directors Alexander Kott and Konstantin Fam, the head of Roskino Ekaterina Mtsituridze, the president of FEOR Alexander Boroda, and the producer and screenwriter Ruslan Sorokin.