Cannes winner at festival
THIS year’s Jewish International Film Festival will feature a Cannes Film Festival prize winner and Natalie Portman’s directorial debut.
The festival, which has delivered a comprehensive range of Israeli and Jewish-themed films in Australia and New Zealand for 25 years, heads west for the second time with nine films.
With stimulating and diverse cinema, the festival showcases films from USA, Canada, South Africa, Hungary, Germany and Israel.
Son of Saul is an acclaimed Hungarian drama and winner of the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, which follows a father’s quest for moral redemption amidst the horrors of Auschwitz.
Natalie Portman’s striking directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, is based on the memoir of Israeli novelist and journalist Amos Oz.
The festival comes to WA on October 31 and November 1 and 8 at Greater Union Morley.
Program and tickets at www.jiff.com.au.