Cannes win­ner at fes­ti­val

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

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.

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