The Jewish International Film Festival 2021, 22nd July – 4th August.
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Runtime: 119 mins
Language: German, Swiss German, French, English
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.
Genre: Psychological/ Political Thriller
Runtime: 123 mins
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.
THOU SHALT NOT HATE
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 96 mins
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.
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-age film
Runtime: 85 mins
Language: Hebrew, Russian
Asia’s motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. 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. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika’s illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Runtime: 120 mins
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.
THEY CALL ME DR MIAMI
Runtime: 79 mins
Dr. Michael Salzhauer – also known as Dr. Miami – who is one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the U.S., and the first doctor to Livestream graphic procedures such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat.