The Jewish International Film Festival brings the best of Jewish-themed and Israeli films to cinemas across Australia. JIFF builds on 30 years of Jewish film festivals in Australia, this year presenting a line-up of Australian premiere feature films and series alongside a program of special events.
The SWITCH team have taken a look through this year's festival line-up and included our reviews for the best films below - so take a look through, and don't forget to check back throughout JIFF as we add even more!
While it may play out like a psychological thriller at times, it's a witty and fun film that may lack originality, but has plenty of energy and memorable moments that make for a confident debut.
In terms of introductory films that address the horrors of the Second World War, this film goes a long way in putting its hand up for number one spot.
Brutal, honest, painful and creatively stunning. Focusing a war story on a lonely shepherd in a rural town with minimal dialogue should not make for captivating viewing, but it certainly does.
It's harmless and sweet in a way that should encourage children to watch it, but simultaneously lacks the heart and focus to make it more memorable.
This amusing story of Russian dubbing stars may seem ultra-specific, but it clearly has a universal theme for all to appreciate and enjoy, and presents the idea in an amusing and heartfelt way.
Audiences witness the slow ascent of a mother finding her feet to become more dependable and more caring, which comes together in a devastating finale that will leave few dry eyes in the crowd.