JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
13th November 2019

With sensational tales packed with screen luminaries, side-splitting comedies, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Jewish International Film Festival, from the 23rd October to the 21st November 2019, returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world.

Featuring 60 films from 23 countries, the Festival builds on almost 30 years of bringing the best of Jewish cinema to Australia, presenting 28 features, 29 documentaries, and full season screenings of three superb TV series to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra.

SWITCH has explored this year's program to bring you the best films from the festival, so peruse through them below, and check back as we add more reviews throughout the event!

RELATEDFIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLESKeeping up musical "Traditions" for over 55 years
RELATEDGOD OF THE PIANOA tale that tickles the ivories
RELATEDSAFE SPACESEmotional family drama weighed down by problematic sub-plot
RELATEDTHE GOLEMA horrifying spin on Jewish folklore
RELATEDUNTOGETHERNot even the cast could keep this one together
RELATEDTHE OPERATIVEFinding the humanity in espionage
RELATEDLOVE, ANTOSHAA star taken too soon
TRENDINGTHE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELDA rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories
TRENDINGxXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEThe good, the bad and the ugly
TRENDINGROMANTIC ROADFalling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
TRENDINGOVER THE LIMITA real-life psychological thriller
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
TRENDINGMELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2020The reviews
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