The Jewish International Film Festival returns to Event Cinemas Morley from November 6 to November 17. Filled with sensational tales packed with screen luminaries, side-splitting comedies, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Festival will return for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world.
Kicking off the Festival is Ask Dr. Ruth from Primetime Emmy-nominated director Ryan White, the uplifting story of America’s most famous sex therapist. Championed as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of sex, the film is an inspiring account of how Dr Ruth revolutionised the conversation around sexuality through her uninhibited approach to sex therapy. The not-to-be-missed film of this year’s festival is Marianne & Leonard, which focuses on the early years of the great singer and poet Leonard Cohen.
The Festival will close with the first Australian screenings of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Jojo Rabbit (pictured above), fresh from winning the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. This World War II satire follows Jojo, a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.
The Jewish International Film Festival will run from November 6 to November 17 at Event Cinemas Morley. Tickets available here: https://www.jiff.com.au/films.