Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (29 Nov - 7 Dec) [fr]
The 15th edition of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will be held from November 29 to December 7, around the theme "Courage". All the screenings will take place at the Asia Society.
The last Alexandre Arcady’s film, 24 Days will do the opening of the festival. Ruth Halimi will attend the screening on November 29 at 7:30pm.
The film will also be screened on Tuesday, December 2 at the Hong Kong Baptist University followed by a Q&A session with Ruth Halimi and Eli Bitan, Board Member of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival as the moderator. A brief introduction of the film will be delivered by Simon Goldberg, director of Education at the Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre.
Ruth Halimi will attend a screening in Macao on December 3.
Four other French films and coproductions are part of the festival selection:
* Belle & Sébastien by Nicolas Vanier with Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier.
Our story takes place high up in the alps.
There where the snow is immaculate, where chamois chase marmots, where the summits touch the clouds.
High up in a peaceful village - until the day the Germans arrive.
It’s the story of a lonely boy and a wild dog.
The story of Sébastien who tames Belle.
It’s the adventure of an indestructible friendship.
Show: Sunday, December 11 at 11:10am.
* Kidon by Emmanuel Naccache with Tomer Sisley, Lionel Abelanski, Kev Adams, Hippolyte Girardot, Élodie Hesme and Bar Rafaeli.
February 18, 2010. Photos on the front page of newspapers all over the world reveal Israeli Mossad agents caught assassinating Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, one month earlier in Dubai. Remarkably, Mossad chiefs are the most surprised of all by this revelation, since they know for certain that the leaders of the assassination have nothing to do with them. An investigation is launched to uncover the intentions of these mysterious killers. The ultimate goal of the "Dubai 4" is exposed to be even more surprising and unexpected…
Show: Saturday, December 6 at 9:20pm.
* The Attack by Ziad Doueiri
Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Arab completely integrated into Tel Aviv society. He’s married to a woman he loves, has enjoyed a brilliant and succesful surgeon’s career, and has many Jewish friends. However, after a terrorist attack in a Tel Aviv restaurant, which causes nineteen deaths, the Israeli police informs him that his wife was the suicide bomber.
Amin initially rejects this accusation, but little by little he starts having doubts. His worst fears are confirmed when he receives a posthumous letter from his wife, confirming her act.
Show: Thursday, December 4 at 7pm.
* Run Boy Run by Pepe Danquart
Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.
Show: Sunday, November 30 at 1pm.