Stars come out for 19th film festival
EIGHTY FILMS, from more than 15 countries, including 50 UK premieres — that’s the line-up set for the annual UK Jewish Film Festival.
The two-week celebration of Jewish cinema begins on November 7 at venues in London and across the country.
Highlights include Cannes Grand Prix winner Son of Saul, and British direc- tor David Leon’s film Orthodox. Winona Ryder stars in Experimenter, which gets its UK premiere.
Festival chief executive Michael Etherton said the event “celebrates and explores the extraordinary vibrancy and creativity of Jewish life in Britain and around the world”.
For the first time the festival — now in its 19th year — will include an award for best debut feature.
Mr Etherton said the festival would “showcase not only established filmmakers but also nurture new talent”.
More than 15,000 people watched movies under the UKJFF banner last year.