FILM FES­TI­VAL PHOTO CALL

The Jewish Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - PHO­TOS: PAUL HAMPARTSOUMIAN

THERE WAS a glitzy turnout for Satur­day night’s gala open­ing of the 19th UK Jewish Film Fes­ti­val at the BFI on the South­bank. The film was Closer to the Moon, based on the true story of a bank rob­bery car­ried out by a group of Jewish friends in Ro­ma­nia in 1958, and those at the screen­ing in­cluded some of its stars as well as ac­tresses Mau­reen Lip­man and Sarah Sole­mani, and film critic Ja­son Solomons. The film fes­ti­val is show­ing 83 films over a 16-day pe­riod in Lon­don and four re­gional cen­tres. Fifty of the films are UK pre­mieres and the fes­ti­val has a strong Is­raeli el­e­ment.

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