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Jewish International Film Festival

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  1. Armageddon Time
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  2. JIFF Karaoke
  3. JIFF iMordecai

Time Out says

The unmissable showcase of global Jewish cinema returns to Sydney with its best lineup yet

The 30th anniversary of the Jewish International Film Festival might just be their best line-up yet, bringing the latest and best feature films, documentaries, and shorts from the Jewish diaspora around the world. 

A whopping 52 films will screen this year, including 30 feature films, 20 documentaries, two TV series episodes, and three critically acclaimed short films, encompassing 47 Australian Premieres, 1 World Premiere and 1 International Premiere. All up 21 different countries are represented. 

Highlights include the Opening Night film Armageddon Time by acclaimed director James Gray (Ad Astra) and starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, a trenchant period drama based on his own childhood. The closing night film, As They Made Us, sees Dustin Hoffman and Candice Bergman star in the directorial debut of The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, a dramedy about a divorced single mother (Diana Agron) struggling to keep her life in balance. 

Elsewhere, we have the award-winning Israeli film America; Marcel Marceau documentary The Art of Silence; the great Judd Hirsch as a Holocaust survivor living in Miami in the comedy iMordecai; the poignant and hilarious comedy of conventions Karaoke; and much, much more. 

The Jewish International Film Festival is on at the Ritz Cinemas and Roseville Cinemas from October 25 to November 28, 2022. Find out more here.

Written by
Travis Johnson


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