20th MJFF presents: Spotlight on French Cinema

20th MJFF presents: Spotlight on French Cinema
When: Jan 12 - 26, 2017
Where: in Miami, FL

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The Miami Jewish Film Festival is celebrating 20 years of cinema, bringing 65 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests for this year’s exceptional program which includes a special spotlight on French films.

FRENCH FILM PROGRAM

Jan16 - 7:30pm at Temple Beth Am
Jan 25 - 6pm at O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC
FANNY’S JOURNEY
Directed by Lola Doillon
France | 94 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

Fanny’s Journey tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds. As war is raging in Europe, Fanny’s father is arrested and she and her sister are sent to a boarding school in the countryside while the Germans advance…

Jan 25 - 7:30pm at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
NIGHT SONG
Directed by Raphael Nadjari
France, Canada | 119 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

Hannah and Daniel lead a chorus that performs Jewish songs for a small but devoted audience in Montreal. The arrival of a young, talented and lively singer Abigail, breathes new life into the group. But Hannah’s hidden quest to bring a lost piece of Jewish music back to life pulls her in a direction that puts the chorus’ existence into jeopardy. Featuring a special live performance by the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale.

Jan 15 at 1pm at O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC
Jan 25 at 2pm at Coral Gables Art Cinema
THANK YOU FOR CALLING
Directed by Pascal Elbe
France | 98 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

Gilbert Perez, a brilliant con artist, manages to trick employees of large French companies into stealing money from their employers. As the police narrow in on him, he finds refuge and new adventures amidst the French community of Tel Aviv.

Jan 23 at 6pm at Regal Cinemas South Beach
THE JEWS
Directed by Yvan Attal
France | 111 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

Yvan Attal’s irreverent slapstick comedy, The Jews, makes a concerted effort to try and debunk some of these hateful stereotypes by turning them on their heads.

Jan 18 at 6pm at O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC
Jan 22 at 8pm at Temple Beth Am
THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE
Directed by Elie Chouraqui
France, Germany | 110 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

During a school trip to Germany, a young Catholic teacher stumbles upon a picture of a Jewish prisoner in Buchenwald who bears a striking resemblance to his own father. This discovery prompts him to look into his family’s past; and the secrets he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about them, and himself.

Jan 15 at 8:30pm at O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC
TOUT, TOUT DE SUITE
Directed by Richard Berry
France, Belgium | 120 minutes | 2017
French with English subtitles

Halimi was kidnapped for ransom in a Paris suburb, by the self-proclaimed Gang of Barbarians, operating under the assumption that he must be rich given his Jewish heritage.

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Dernière modification : 11/01/2017

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