7th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival – 2018.

November, 28.  runs December, 2. 2018.

In Budapest – Művész and Puskin movie theaters.

With a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting today’s Jewish culture and heritage, 7th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe and  has grown into a core cultural program in Budapest.  It is unique among Jewish film festivals, that has gained recognition for its numerous discoveries and prize winners. This year’s program features a fresh selection of recent pictures from France, the United States, Israel, Germany, Italy and Hungary.

This year the festival opens with Israeli picture „Doubtful” (Mutalim Besafek), and also features „Disobience”with Rachel Weisz (Hungarian born actress, she appeared in many films but maybe the best known was from her start on-screen with the  „The Mummy” series and Rachel McAdams (achieved a major career breakthrough in 2004 in the Mean Girls, then followed by sassy and sweet performances) …  „To Dust” with Géza Röhrig (Obviously, there is no need to introduce him to many people he is known for Saul’s son  and this is his latest movie. ) with Matthew Broderick (a unique and funny comedy/drama about death and grief) also … „Planetarium” with Natalie Portman (many may know her from winning various accolades, and can remember her role in Star Wars),

Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the successor of the former Budapest Jewish Film Festival and Budapest Israeli Film week, merging the traditions of these two popular events.

The festival takes place in vibrant downtown Budapest, enabling visitors to explore at the same time the city’s Jewish heritage, as well as further cultural gigs and have a taste of traditional Hungarian culinary delights.

All the movies will be screened in their original languages with Hungarian subtitles.

Just as last year, the screenings beside Budapest will be at other venues, such as: Debrecen, Győr and Szeged.

Tickets available from 15 November at the a/m cinemas.

 Update by Aggie Reiter

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