Programme

Sonntag 2. Juli 2017

Eröffnungsgala

Mit dem Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Brandenburg Dr. Dietmar Woidke, dem Senator für Justiz, Verbraucherschutz und Antidiskriminierung in Berlin Dr. Dirk Behrendt, dem Präsidenten des Zentralrats der Juden in Deutschland Dr. Josef Schuster sowie Festivaldirektorin Nicola Galliner
In Anwesenheit des Regisseurs Radu Mihăileanu und des Hauptdarstellers Sir Derek Jacobi
Moderation: Knut Elstermann
Musikalisches Programm: Alma Sadé (Sopranistin Komische Oper Berlin) und Christoph Israel (Pianist)
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Prokino Film GmbH

DIE GESCHICHTE DER LIEBE aka. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Feature film, German premiere 2 July, Director: Radu Radu Mihăileanu, F/CAN/RO/USA 2016, 134 min, engl. with german subtitles | A boy, a girl, and a big promise that stands the test of time: Radu Mihaileanu's masterful screen adaptation of the bestseller by Nicole Krauss is a homage to the magic of literature and the power of love, moving the heart and the mind.

Montag 3. Juli 2017

ANGEL WAGENSTEIN: ART IS A WEAPON

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Andrea Simon, USA/BGR 2017, 85 min, ENGLISH/BULGARIAN/GERMAN/RUSSIAN/FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Multilayered portrait of Jewish Bulgarian screenwriter and novelist Angel Wagenstein ("Stars," "Eolomea"), an idealistic communist still dreaming of a better world at 95.

In Cooperation with Deutsches KULTURFORUM östliches Europa

Gäste: Jörg Taszman im Gespräch mit Angel Wagenstein und Andrea Simon. In Kooperation mit Filmfestival Cottbus

ROADS

Documentary film, Director: Jessica Jacoby, Germany 2015, 83min, ENGLISH/GERMAN WITH ENGLISH AND GERMAN SUBTITLES | Jessica Jacoby weaves the diary accounts and letters of her Jewish father, who had fled Nazi Germany, to create a detailed picture of the postwar period.

Guest: Jessica Jacoby, Presentation: Felix Möller (producer and director of "Harlan - im Schatten von Jud Süß",  JFBB 2009)

20:00 Filmkunst 66 (kleiner Saal) Tickets

MORITZ DANIEL OPPENHEIM

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Isabel Gathof, Germany 2017, 96min, GERMAN/ ENGLISH/FRENCH/YIDDISH | Documentary film about the painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim.

Guest: Isabel Gathof

PRAISE THE LARD

Documentary film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Chen Shelach, IL 2016, 60 min, HEBREW/ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | This documentary examines the dispute about the taboo of eating pork as a decades-long clash of cultures between liberal-secular Jews from the kibbuz movement and Orthodox Jews.

Gast: Chen Shelach
Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

Vorfilm: THE CHOP

Short film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Lewis Rose, UK 2015, 16 min, ENGLISH | Yossi is a brilliant young butcher in London, but his boss at the kosher butcher's disapproves of his generosity toward the regular customers and fires him. When Yossi can't find another job with a Jewish butcher, he poses as a Muslim and starts working for a halal butcher. Of course, it doesn't take long to blow his cover...

1945

Feature film, HU 2017, Director: Ferenc Török, 91min, HUNGARIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | The arrival of two Orthodox Jews in August 1945 upsets wedding preparations in a Hungarian village. Suddenly, fear blankets the community: many people were involved in the crimes of the previous years through betrayal, silence, and hard-hearted theft. What seemed to be repressed and almost forgotten comes to the surface with a vengeance. A heart-stopping drama about guilt and atonement.

In cooperation with Deutsches KULTURFORUM östliches Europa

Gast: Gábor T. Szántó (Drehbuchautor auf dessen Kurzgeschichte „Heimkehr“ der Film basiert)
Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg

Dienstag 4. Juli 2017

Eröffnung

SONDERREIHE im Filmmuseum Potsdam

„100 JAHRE UFA“ – „DEM VERGESSEN ENTRISSEN“
HOMMAGE AN EMERIC PRESSBURGER

“He was the rarest thing in our business.” Billy Wilder über Emeric Pressburger

THE MAKING OF AN ENGLISHMAN

Documentary, R: Kevin Macdonald, UK 1995, 51min, engl./ung. with german Subtitles

Gäste: Kevin Macdonald (Oscarpreisträger, Enkel v. E. Pressburger), Andrew Macdonald (Produzent, Enkel v. E. Pressburger)
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

Eröffnung der Reihe mit Staatssekretär Thomas Kralinski, Chef der Staatskanzlei des Landes Brandenburg und Wolf Bauer, Geschäftsführer UFA GmbH

19:00 City Kino Wedding Tickets

DIE GESCHICHTE DER LIEBE aka. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Feature film, German premiere 2 July, Director: Radu Radu Mihăileanu, F/CAN/RO/USA 2016, 134 min, engl. with german subtitles | A boy, a girl, and a big promise that stands the test of time: Radu Mihaileanu's masterful screen adaptation of the bestseller by Nicole Krauss is a homage to the magic of literature and the power of love, moving the heart and the mind.

PRAISE THE LARD

Documentary film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Chen Shelach, IL 2016, 60 min, HEBREW/ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | This documentary examines the dispute about the taboo of eating pork as a decades-long clash of cultures between liberal-secular Jews from the kibbuz movement and Orthodox Jews.

Gast: Chen Shelach
Einführung: Fabian Wolff (Kulturjournalist)

Vorfilm: THE CHOP

Short film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Lewis Rose, UK 2015, 16 min, ENGLISH | Yossi is a brilliant young butcher in London, but his boss at the kosher butcher's disapproves of his generosity toward the regular customers and fires him. When Yossi can't find another job with a Jewish butcher, he poses as a Muslim and starts working for a halal butcher. Of course, it doesn't take long to blow his cover...

Mittwoch 5. Juli 2017

SONDERREIHE im Filmmuseum Potsdam

„100 JAHRE UFA“ – „DEM VERGESSEN ENTRISSEN“
HOMMAGE AN EMERIC PRESSBURGER

 

ABSCHIED (FAREWELL)

Feature film, Director: Robert Siodmak, Germany 1930, 72min, in German

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE (EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES)

Feature film, Director: Gerhard Lamprecht, Germany 1931, 72min, in German

Einführung: Sachiko Schmidt, Leiter der Programmgestaltung im Filmmuseum Potsdam

PEPE'S LAST BATTLE

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Michael Alalu, IL 2016, 63min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Documentary about eccentric local politician and leftist Yosef "Pepe" Alalu, who at 68 runs for office in 2013 against Nir Barkat, the sitting mayor of Jerusalem, and an Orthodox candidate.

Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

19:00 Heinrich Böll Stiftung

MEHR JUDEN INS KINO – Filmvorführung mit anschließender Podiumsdisskussion in Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Eintritt frei – „first come, first served“

THE CHOP

Short film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Lewis Rose, UK 2015, 16 min, ENGLISH | Yossi is a brilliant young butcher in London, but his boss at the kosher butcher's disapproves of his generosity toward the regular customers and fires him. When Yossi can't find another job with a Jewish butcher, he poses as a Muslim and starts working for a halal butcher. Of course, it doesn't take long to blow his cover...

Gäste: Bettina Jarasch (MdB, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Hannah Brown (Jerusalem Post), Ruth Diskin (Jerusalem Foundation), Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler), Aviva Weintraub (New York Jewish Film Festival/Jewish Museum, NY)
Moderation: Sergey Lagodinsky (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)

19:00 City Kino Wedding Tickets

AVANTI POPOLO

Feature film, IL 1986, Director: Rafi Bukai, 84min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Newly restored digital copy of this classic Israeli film. The Sinai, 1967, near the end of the Six-Day War. This surreal antiwar film focuses on two retreating Egyptian soldiers who get caught between the two camps.

Einführung: Avner Shavit (Filmwissenschaftler/Israel)

REVERSING OBLIVION – EIN WEG AUS DEM VERGESSEN

Documentarfy ilm, Director: Ann Michel und Philip Wilde, USA 2016, 49min, ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | US film producer Ann Michel hears by chance that a country estate that had belonged to her family until 1938 is for sale. During her research, Michel finds out that her family is Jewish and that its property was expropriated in Nazi Germany.

Guests: Ann Michel, Philipp Wilde
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg
In Cooperation with Deutsches KULTURFORUM östliches Europa

Donnerstag 6. Juli 2017

SONDERREIHE im Filmmuseum Potsdam

„100 JAHRE UFA“ – „DEM VERGESSEN ENTRISSEN“
HOMMAGE AN EMERIC PRESSBURGER

 

DIE SCHWARZE NARZISSE - BLACK NARCISSUS

Feature film, Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, UK 1947, 102min, in German

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP

Feature film, Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, UK 1943,163min, IN ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

DIE GESCHICHTE DER LIEBE aka. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Feature film, German premiere 2 July, Director: Radu Radu Mihăileanu, F/CAN/RO/USA 2016, 134 min, engl. with german subtitles | A boy, a girl, and a big promise that stands the test of time: Radu Mihaileanu's masterful screen adaptation of the bestseller by Nicole Krauss is a homage to the magic of literature and the power of love, moving the heart and the mind.

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NEUENTDECKUNGEN: Young Jewish Talents!

 

GINETTE

Documentary film, World premiere, Director: Nathan J. Minsberg, Hongkong/UK 2017, 61min, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Charming and intimate portrait of a 90-plus Jewish woman from Tunisia whose home is now Marseille as she looks back on an eventful life on both sides of the Mediterranean.

Guest: Nathan J. Minsberg
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

Vorfilm: THE CHOP

Short film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Lewis Rose, UK 2015, 16 min, ENGLISH | Yossi is a brilliant young butcher in London, but his boss at the kosher butcher's disapproves of his generosity toward the regular customers and fires him. When Yossi can't find another job with a Jewish butcher, he poses as a Muslim and starts working for a halal butcher. Of course, it doesn't take long to blow his cover...

ERÖFFNUNG DER REIHE „JFBB ZU GAST IM BABYLON“

 

THROUGH THE WALL – WEDDING PLAN

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Rama Burshtein, IL 2016, 110 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | In this romantic comedy by Rama Burshtein ("Fill the Void"), 32-year-old Michal struggles with the balancing act between her individual happiness in love and the unbending rules of Orthodoxy.

Presentation: Prof. Frank Stern (Cultural- and film scientist)

Vorfilm: THE SCRIBE

Documentary short film, Director: Leon Spanier, D 2016, 10 min, ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | According to Jewish tradition, the holy texts are written by hand on parchment using a quill. Kalman Delmoor is a 27-year-old American Jew who emigrated to Israel and is cultivating this culture in Jerusalem's Old City. A brief portrait of a young man seeking to combine tradition and modernity.

Freitag 7. Juli 2017

DIE GESCHICHTE DER LIEBE aka. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Feature film, German premiere 2 July, Director: Radu Radu Mihăileanu, F/CAN/RO/USA 2016, 134 min, engl. with german subtitles | A boy, a girl, and a big promise that stands the test of time: Radu Mihaileanu's masterful screen adaptation of the bestseller by Nicole Krauss is a homage to the magic of literature and the power of love, moving the heart and the mind.

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VANISHED: LILIAN, POETESS / BEBE

Mockumentaries, European premiere 7 July, Director: Yair Qedar, Ilan Peled, IL 2016, 57 min und 63 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Yair Qedar and Ilan Peled celebrate women who never existed in their fake documentaries. We present two of them, highly amusing and full of surprises, about the lives of poetess Lilian and transgender actress Bebe.

Guest: Yair Qedar, Presentation: Thomas Abeltshauser

Samstag 8. Juli 2017

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

Documentarfy film, R: Trevor Graham, AU/DE 2016, 95min, ENGLISH | A checkered and playful cinematic journey with Australian painter and filmmaker Philippe Mora ("Mad Dog Morgan") into his parents' youth.

UN JUIF POUR L'EXEMPLE

Feature film, Director: Jacob Berger, CH 2016, 72min, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Unsettling feature film about the true 1942 murder of a Jew from Bern in French-speaking Switzerland by local Nazis.

Gäste: Dr. Naomi Lubrich (Direktorin Jüdisches Museum der Schweiz) im Gespräch mit Amelie Fried

VANISHED: LILIAN, POETESS / BEBE

Mockumentaries, European premiere 7 July, Director: Yair Qedar, Ilan Peled, IL 2016, 57 min und 63 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Yair Qedar and Ilan Peled celebrate women who never existed in their fake documentaries. We present two of them, highly amusing and full of surprises, about the lives of poetess Lilian and transgender actress Bebe.

Guest: Yair Qedar, Presentation: Thomas Abeltshauser

DIE GESCHICHTE DER LIEBE aka. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Feature film, German premiere 2 July, Director: Radu Radu Mihăileanu, F/CAN/RO/USA 2016, 134 min, engl. with german subtitles | A boy, a girl, and a big promise that stands the test of time: Radu Mihaileanu's masterful screen adaptation of the bestseller by Nicole Krauss is a homage to the magic of literature and the power of love, moving the heart and the mind.

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

Sonntag 9. Juli 2017

FILMVORFÜHRUNG MIT BUCHPRÄSENTATION

 

DIE SCHAUSPIELERIN (THE ACTRESS)

Feature film, D: Siegfried Kühn, GDR 1988, 88min, german | Main actress Corinna Harfouch

TANGENTEN (TANGENTS)

Holocaust und jüdisches Leben im Spiegel audiovisueller Medien der SBZ und der DDR 1946 bis 1990 – Eine Dokumentation

Book presentation with author Elke Schieber
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Frank Stern (cultural and film scholar)

This event is  in German.

KURZFILMPROGRAMM

 

OUT OF PLACE

10 short films, German premiere 9.7., D/IL 2016, 150 min, HEBREW/ARABIC/GERMAN WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | The young filmmakers want their documentaries to inspire others to change their social behavior, convey important values such as solidarity and inclusion, and celebrate those who would otherwise remain "out of place."

A One Two Films and Green Productions project
Gesher Multicultural Film Fund gefördert von: EU, MBB, EVZ, DIZF

Gäste: Filmteams

 

AUF EDITHS SPUREN aka. TRACKING EDITH

Documentary film, German premiere 9 July, Director: Peter Stephan Jungk, A 2016, 92 min, GERMAN/ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | A woman between photography, espionage, and communism—Austrian documentary filmmaker Peter Stephan Jungk sets out to trace his great-aunt Edith Tudor-Hart's life story. An excellently researched documentary, as gripping as a political thriller!

Gäste: Esther Shapira im Gespräch mit Peter Stephan Jungk und Lillian Birnbaum (Produzentin).

BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Eran Kolirin, IL 2016, 92 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | With laconic humor and quiet rage, director Eran Kolirin dissects the desparate attempts of this dysfunctional family to be decent people in a divided society that does not reward good behavior.

Guest: Eran Kolirin, Presentation: Isaac Zablocki (JCC Manhattan, New York)

PERSONAL AFFAIRS

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Maha Haj, IL 2016, 90 min, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | This tragicomedy tells the story of three generations of a Palestinian family and their divergent lives across boundaries in wonderfully absurd episodes, with very dry humor and quiet melancholy. Going beyond the images and clichés from the media, it shows en passant how Palestinians live in Israel.

Presentation: Sophie Albers Ben Chamo (Cultural journalist)

Montag 10. Juli 2017

THE HEIR

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Édith Jorisch, CAN 2016, 54min, ENGLISH | The Heir is the story of a man who waited his whole life to see justice done and who inspired his granddaughter Édith Jorisch to make this film about his eventful life.

Guest: Édith Jorisch
Presentation: Peter Stephan Jungk (Writer and filmmaker)

KURZFILMPROGRAMM

 

OUT OF PLACE

10 short films, German premiere 9.7., D/IL 2016, 150 min, HEBREW/ARABIC/GERMAN WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | The young filmmakers want their documentaries to inspire others to change their social behavior, convey important values such as solidarity and inclusion, and celebrate those who would otherwise remain "out of place."

A One Two Films and Green Productions project
Gesher Multicultural Film Fund gefördert von: EU, MBB, EVZ, DIZF

CITY OF GOLD

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Laura Gabbert, USA 2015, 96 min, ENGLISH | Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold is always seeking undiscovered restaurants in the ethnic neighborhoods of his hometown Los Angeles. The message of this mouthwatering documentary: food brings people together!

Presentation: Thomas Abeltshauser

MOHAMED AND ANNA – IN PLAIN SIGHT

Documentary film, German premiere, Director Taliya Finkel, , IL/GER 2017, 58min, ENGLISH/HEBREW/GERMAN WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | Physician Mohamed Helmy, who practiced in Berlin during the Nazi dictatorship, is the only Arab so far to be honored by Israel as "Righteous Among The Nations." A Muslim Egyptian, he selflessly treated Jewish patients. His courage and ingenuity rescued Anna Boros, a Jewish girl, from deportation to the death camps.

Guests: Taliya Finkel, Ronen Steinke (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Presentation: Johannes C. Bockenheimer

AVANTI POPOLO

Feature film, IL 1986, Director: Rafi Bukai, 84min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Newly restored digital copy of this classic Israeli film. The Sinai, 1967, near the end of the Six-Day War. This surreal antiwar film focuses on two retreating Egyptian soldiers who get caught between the two camps.

Einführung: Igal Avidan (Journalist)

PAST LIFE

Feature film, Director: Avi Nesher, IL 2016, 109 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Based on a true story, Avi Nesher recounts two dissimilar sisters' search for their father's dark past—both a moving family drama and a highly suspenseful thriller.

Gäste: Ella Milch-Sheriff (Komponistin), Rafael Stachowiak (Darsteller)
Einführung: Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

 

Dienstag 11. Juli 2017

PAST LIFE

Feature film, Director: Avi Nesher, IL 2016, 109 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Based on a true story, Avi Nesher recounts two dissimilar sisters' search for their father's dark past—both a moving family drama and a highly suspenseful thriller.

Gast: Ella Milch-Sheriff (Komponistin)
Einführung: Frank Stern

 

AUF EDITHS SPUREN aka. TRACKING EDITH

Documentary film, German premiere 9 July, Director: Peter Stephan Jungk, A 2016, 92 min, GERMAN/ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | A woman between photography, espionage, and communism—Austrian documentary filmmaker Peter Stephan Jungk sets out to trace his great-aunt Edith Tudor-Hart's life story. An excellently researched documentary, as gripping as a political thriller!

Gäste: Peter Stephan Jungk und Lillian Birnbaum (Produzentin)

ZUM 118. GEBURTSTAG VON WILFRIED ISRAEL

 

THE ESSENTIAL LINK: THE STORY OF WILFRIED ISRAEL

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Yonatan Nir, IL 2016, 71 min, HEBREW/ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Berlin businessman Wilfrid Israel rescued thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, but only little is known about him. This documentary is the first to trace this forgotten hero's fascinating life story.

Guest: Jonathan Nir
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg