The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) will bring a 15-title programme to Auckland this year. JIFF will hold an opening night event on 10 November, and then run across the following two weekends.
The full programme will be launched at a preview screening of Woody Allen’s Cafe Society on 29 September. Tickets to the event are now on sale.
Ahead of the launch, the festival has announced some of the titles, including Elite Zexer’s Sundance winner Sand Storm (pictured, top), which also played in the NZIFF this year and is nominated for 12 gongs at Israel’s major film awards event, The Ophir Awards.
With seven Ophir nominations, Asaph Polonsky’s Cannes-premiered One Week and a Day is also named for JIFF.
Several titles address topics around World War II and the Holocaust, including The Diary of Anne Frank, Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, and Ferne Pearlstein’s The Last Laugh, which closes the festival. Lars Kraume’s The People Vs Fritz Bauer, which won Best Film, Director and Screenplay at this year’s German Film Awards is also named.
The 2016 Jewish International Film Festival runs in Auckland on 10, 12 & 13, 19 & 20 November at Academy Cinemas.