Day View 2018

Tuesday 26. June 2018

ERÖFFNUNGSGALA

Mit Dr. Dietmar Woidke, dem Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Brandenburg, Dr. Felix Klein, dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für jüdisches Leben in Deutschland und den Kampf gegen Antisemitismus, Kent D. Logsdon, dem Gesandten und Stellvertretenden Leiter der Botschaft der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, der Schauspielerin Caroline Peters (Festivalpatin), Volker Beck (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen/Festivalpate) und der Festivaldirektorin Nicola Galliner.

Musikalisches Programm: David Malaev (Geige) und Marlen Malaev (Klavier)
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

ITZHAK

Documentary, European premiere, Director: Alison Chernick, Israel/US 2017, 82 min, English with German subtitles | A portrait of violinist extraordinaire Itzhak Perlman, who laughs, cries, and prays with his violin. | In in the presence of Alison Chernick

Wednesday 27. June 2018

IN HER FOOTSTEPS

Documentary, European premiere, Director: Rana Abu Fraiha, Israel 2017, 70 min, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles | Guest: Director Rana Abu Fraiha in the discussion with Gitta Connemann (MdB) | Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg. In cooperation with Deutsch-Israelischen Gesellschaft

CLOSENESS / TESNOTA

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Kantemir Balagov, Russia 2017, 118 min, Russian with English subtitles | Kantemir Balagov's debut film about a true story received the FIPRESCI Award in the section Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2017. | Introduction: Petra Palmer

BURNING / DEGOŠAIS

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Jānis Putniņš, Latvia 2016, 55 min, Latvian with English subtitles | Vorfilm DIE SCHALEKS In Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Kulturforum östliches Europa | Einführung: Gudrun Holz

FATHERS AND SONS

Experimental documentary, world premiere, Director: Roger Deutsch, Hungary/USA/Slovakia 2018, 30 min, English | Roger Deutsch tracking down a family secret. | Guest: Director Roger Deutsch in the discussion with Petra Palmer

YOU LOOK SO GERMAN

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Nirit Ben-Joseph, Germany 2018, 55 min., German, English, Hebrew with English subtitles | By chance, Israeli tour guide Nirit Ben-Joseph encounters a distant relative in Berlin, beginning a journey into her unknown family history. | Guest: Director Nirit Ben-Joseph in the discussion with Petra Palmer

DISOBEDIENCE

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Sebastián Lelio, UK 2017, 114 min, original English version | Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams excel in this moving drama by Oscar-winning director Sebastián Lelio about the secret love between two women in London's Orthodox community. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Thursday 28. June 2018

KISHON

Documentary, Berlin premiere, Director: Eliav Lilti, Production: Arik Bernstein, Israel 2017, 87 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | In Anwesenheit des Außenministers Heiko Maas. Zu Gast: Rafi Kishon und Arik Bernstein (Creator & Produzent) im Gespräch mit Eldad Beck. | Tickets just with PREREGISTRATION with Name, Date & Place of birth at kishon@jfbb.de

HOLY AIR

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Shady Srour, Israel 2017, 81 min, Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Italian with English subtitles | An unsuccessful Christian Arabic businessman on the quest for a marketing strategy for an out-of-the-ordinary "product"—sacrificing all that is holy! | Guest: Regisseur Shady Srour in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

OPERATION WEDDING / OPERĀCIJA “KĀZAS“

Documentary, Berlin premiere, Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, Latvia 2016, 63 min, Russian, Hebrew, English with English subtitles | A group of 16 young people planned to flee from Leningrad to Sweden in 1970, disguised as a wedding party. | Guest: Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov in the discussion with Sergey Lagodinsky (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) and Gudrun Holz

THE CAKEMAKER

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Ofir Raul Grazier, Israel/Germany 2017, 104 min, Hebrew, German with English subtitles | A German cakemaker in Jerusalem in a film for all senses about baking, desire, jealousy, and secrets. A refreshingly different view of Israelis and Germans that remains firmly in the present.

Zu Gast: Regisseur Ofir Raul Graizer im Gespräch mit Thomas Abeltshauser

Friday 29. June 2018

SONDERPROGRAMM im Filmmuseum Potsdam

SPECIAL SCREENING

DAS ALTE GESETZ / THIS ANCIENT LAW

Silent film with musical accompaniment, Director: Ewald André Dupont, Germany 1923, 135 min, German intertitles | Music by Philippe Schoeller with the Orchester Jakobsplatz München (Zeughauskino) and Donald Sosin (Filmmuseum Potsdam) | A film about playing roles, seeking identity, and the vision of Christians and Jews living together in harmony. Recently restored and accompanied by new music. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Anschl.: Empfang im Foyer (mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit e. V.)

MEMOIR OF PAIN

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Emmanuel Finkiel, France 2017, 127 min, French with English subtitles | Adaptation of Marguerite Duras's autobiographical classic Douleur.

ESCAPING RIGA

Documentary/mockumentary, Director: Dāvis Sīmanis, Latvia 2014, 70 min, Latvian with English subtitles | A fusion of documentary essay and mockumentary that simultaneously pays tribute to historical cinematic art and the protagonists Sergei Eisenstein and Isaiah Berlin. | Guest: Director Dāvis Sīmanis in the discussion with Gudrun Holz

Saturday 30. June 2018

SONDERPROGRAMM im Filmmuseum Potsdam

HOMMAGE HEDY LAMARR

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Documentary, Director: Alexandra Dean, USA 2017, 89 min, English with German subtitles | How the most beautiful woman in the world laid the groundwork for WiFi technology in order to beat the Nazis. | Deutschlandpremiere im Filmmuseum Potsdam am 30.6. und Berliner Premiere am 3.7. im Filmkunst 66

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern

FOUR PARTS OF A FOLDING SCREEN

Documentary, German premiere, Directors: Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin, United Kingdom 2018, 83 min, original English version | What does it mean to lose everything and have to flee? The story of a Jewish family in Berlin whose existence was annihilated by the Nazis is unique and current at the same time. | Introduction: Prof. Gertrud Koch (FU Berlin)

SONDERPROGRAMM im Filmmuseum Potsdam

HOMMAGE HEDY LAMARR

DIE KOFFER DES HERRN O.F.

Feature film, Director: Alexis Granowsky, Germany 1931, 78 min, original German version | 13 suitcases and the announcement that a Mr. O.F. is about to arrive trigger a globalization bubble avant la lettre in the sleepy hamlet Ostend. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

THE LAST LAUGH

Documentary, Director: Ferne Pearlstein, USA 2017, 90 min, English with German subtitles | Is it okay to laugh about the Shoah? Or Hitler? Comedy heavyweights from Mel Brooks to Larry Charles to Sarah Silverman think out loud and fairly conclusively about these questions.

# JEWS NEWS TODAY
Brief news episodes were produced for the Radical Jewish Cultural Daysin Berlin in autumn 2017.

Zu Gast: Regisseurin Ferne Pearlstein (THE LAST LAUGH), Max Czollek (Drehbuch JEWS NEWS TODAY), Moritz Richard Schmidt (Regisseur JEWS NEWS TODAY) im Gespräch mit Shelly Kupferberg

Sunday 1. July 2018

YOUR HONOR 1-6

Series, German premiere, Director: Ron Ninio, Shlomo Mashiach, Israel 2017, 12x35 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | Warning: highly addictive! This new Israeli series is totally captivating. | Introduction: Petra Palmer

DAS ALTE GESETZ / THIS ANCIENT LAW

Silent film with musical accompaniment, Director: Ewald André Dupont, Germany 1923, 135 min, German intertitles | Music by Philippe Schoeller with the Orchester Jakobsplatz München (Zeughauskino) and Donald Sosin (Filmmuseum Potsdam) | A film about playing roles, seeking identity, and the vision of Christians and Jews living together in harmony. Recently restored and accompanied by new music. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

YOUR HONOR 7-12

Series, German premiere, Director: Ron Ninio, Shlomo Mashiach, Israel 2017, 12x35 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | Warning: highly addictive! This new Israeli series is totally captivating. | Introduction: Petra Palmer

SONDERPROGRAMM im Filmmuseum Potsdam

HOMMAGE HEDY LAMARR

ECSTASY

Feature film, Director: Gustav Machatý, Czechoslovakia/Austria 1932/1933, 82 min, original German version | A drama about an unhappy marriage; at the time, it caused a scandal and made Hedy Lamarr famous overnight. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

REMEMBER BAGHDAD

Documentary, Director: Fiona Murphy, United Kingdom/Iraq/Israel 2016, 72 min, original English version | The last Jews of Iraq tell the virtually unknown story of their homeland. | Guest: Edwin Shuker in the discussion with Sophie Albers Ben Chamo

19:00 City Kino Wedding Tickets

THE CAKEMAKER

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Ofir Raul Grazier, Israel/Germany 2017, 104 min, Hebrew, German with English subtitles | A German cakemaker in Jerusalem in a film for all senses about baking, desire, jealousy, and secrets. A refreshingly different view of Israelis and Germans that remains firmly in the present.

Zu Gast: Regisseur Ofir Raul Graizer im Gespräch mit Thomas Abeltshauser

SONDERPROGRAMM im Filmmuseum Potsdam

HOMMAGE HEDY LAMARR

SAMSON AND DELILAH

Feature film, Director: Cecil B. deMille, USA 1949, 127 min, original English version | Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular period movie in Technicolor was the biggest box office success of 1949, hurtling Hedy Lamarr to the peak of her Hollywood career. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Documentary, Director: Alexandra Dean, USA 2017, 89 min, English with German subtitles | How the most beautiful woman in the world laid the groundwork for WiFi technology in order to beat the Nazis. | Deutschlandpremiere im Filmmuseum Potsdam am 30.6. und Berliner Premiere am 3.7. im Filmkunst 66

SCAFFOLDING

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Matan Yair, Israel/Poland 2017, 93 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | 17-year-old Asher has a working-class background and wants to complete his schooling despite his father's disapproval. But his literature teacher supports him.

Zu Gast: Regisseur Matan Yair im Gespräch mit Petra Palmer

THE CAKEMAKER

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Ofir Raul Grazier, Israel/Germany 2017, 104 min, Hebrew, German with English subtitles | A German cakemaker in Jerusalem in a film for all senses about baking, desire, jealousy, and secrets. A refreshingly different view of Israelis and Germans that remains firmly in the present.

Monday 2. July 2018

RITES OF PASSAGE – THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF ALICE SHALVI

Documentary, Director: Paula Weiman-Kelman, Israel 1999, 61 min., original English version | Ein Wiedersehen mit Alice Shalvi zum 91. Geburtstag: Eine Frau wie eine Naturgewalt, voller Inspiration und Wärme. | Zu Gast: Alice Shalvi im Gespräch mit Rabbinerin Gesa Ederberg und Bettina Jarasch (Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin, Sprecherin für Integration und Flucht, Sprecherin für Religionspolitik)

KURZFILMPROGRAMM

JOE'S VIOLIN

Short documentary, German premiere, Director: Kahane Cooperman, USA 2016, 24 min, original English version | The film will be screened in cooperation with the American Film Showcase, a partnership between the State Department and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. (americanfilmshowcase.com). In Kooperation mit der amerikanischen Botschaft. | Begrüßung: Tamara Sternberg-Greller von der Amerikanischen Botschaft

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Short feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Boaz Frankel, Israel 2016, 20 min, Hebrew with English subtitles

NEUENTDECKUNGEN: Young Jewish Talents!

WEEPING WILLOWS

Short feature film, Director: Natalia Sinelnikova, Germany 2017, 24 min, German, Russian with English subtitles | Der Film wurde von dem Projekt Dagesh gefördert. | Zu Gast: Regisseurin Natalia Sinelnikova im Gespräch mit Eva Lezzi (Projektleitung DAGESH. KunstLAB ELES)

ONE LAST BEDTIME STORY

Documentary, Directors: Anat Zeltser, Modi Bar-On, Israel 2017, 60 min, Hebrew with German subtitles | To understand what makes people tick, look at their children's books. | Guest: Director Anat Zeltser in the discussion with Sophie Albers Ben Chamo

SCAFFOLDING

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Matan Yair, Israel/Poland 2017, 93 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | 17-year-old Asher has a working-class background and wants to complete his schooling despite his father's disapproval. But his literature teacher supports him.

Zu Gast: Regisseur Matan Yair im Gespräch mit Prof. Frank Stern

Tuesday 3. July 2018

DIE UNSICHTBAREN – WIR WOLLEN LEBEN

Feature film, Director: Claus Räfle, Germany 2017, 106 min, original German version

DRIVER

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Yehonatan Indursky, Israel/France 2017, 90 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | In his first full-length feature film, director Yehonatan Indursky tells an unusual story of a father and daughter set in the ultra-Orthodox community of Bnei Brak. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

19:00 City Kino Wedding Tickets

HOLY AIR

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Shady Srour, Israel 2017, 81 min, Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Italian with English subtitles | An unsuccessful Christian Arabic businessman on the quest for a marketing strategy for an out-of-the-ordinary "product"—sacrificing all that is holy! | Guest: Regisseur Shady Srour in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Documentary, Director: Alexandra Dean, USA 2017, 89 min, English with German subtitles | How the most beautiful woman in the world laid the groundwork for WiFi technology in order to beat the Nazis. | Deutschlandpremiere im Filmmuseum Potsdam am 30.6. und Berliner Premiere am 3.7. im Filmkunst 66

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern

LONGING

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Savi Gabizon, Israel 2017, 103 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | Ariel, a successful 50-somethig Israeli, learns from his ex-girlfriend that he is a father—but he will never meet his son, as he has already died. | Guest: Director Savi Gabizon in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

Wednesday 4. July 2018

SHELTER

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Eran Riklis, Israel/Germany/France 2017, 100 min., Hebrew, English, German with German subtitles | A Mossad agent and a Lebanese turncoat get closer than expected. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

THE LAST SUIT / EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE

Feature film, Director: Pablo Solarz, Spain/Argentina 2017, 86 min., Spanish with English subtitles | A Shoah survivor climbs out the window and disappears to find the man who saved his life long ago. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

LONGING

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Savi Gabizon, Israel 2017, 103 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | Ariel, a successful 50-somethig Israeli, learns from his ex-girlfriend that he is a father—but he will never meet his son, as he has already died. | Guest: Director Savi Gabizon in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

FOXTROT

Feature film, Director: Samuel Maoz, Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland 2017, 108 min, Hebrew with German subtitles | Samuel Maoz has created another masterpiece critically examining the military. FOXTROT was awarded the Silver Lion in Venice in 2017. | Guest: Director Samuel Maoz in the discussion with Knut Elstermann

Thursday 5. July 2018

THE MUSEUM

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Ran Tal, Israel 2017, 72 min, ebrew, English, Yiddish, Arabic with English subtitles | Ran Tal explores the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and its visitors from close up and from a distance and presents the museum as a place where the most varied perceptions meet.

Vorfilm: SUMMER

Short feature film, German premiere, Director: Pearl Gluck, USA 2017, 18 min, original English version | Guest: Director Pearl Gluck in the discussion with Petra Palmer

FOXTROT

Feature film, Director: Samuel Maoz, Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland 2017, 108 min, Hebrew with German subtitles | Samuel Maoz has created another masterpiece critically examining the military. FOXTROT was awarded the Silver Lion in Venice in 2017. | Guest: Director Samuel Maoz in the discussion with Knut Elstermann

Gastvorstellung

DAS LETZTE MAHL / THE LAST SUPPER

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Florian Frerichs, Germany 2017, 80 min, original German version | Over dinner on the day Hitler seizes power, the Jewish family Glickstein is practically torn apart: their daughter tells her parents she is going to Palestine, and her brother announces he will join the Nazis' torchlight procession ... | Guests: Florian Frerichs und Filmteam

AN ACT OF DEFIANCE

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Jan van de Velde, Netherlands 2017, 123 min., Afrikaans, English with English subtitles | The Jewish side of the struggle against apartheid. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern