JIFF 2021 Review – ‘Minyan’

Never fall in love with a bartender. David (Samuel H. Levine) is a 16 yr old Russian Jewish immigrant in 1986 Brooklyn who has just lost his grandmother. His old world parents want him to follow in their footsteps, but after too much vodka and some stolen glances at his fellow man in the shower, …

JIFF 2021 Review – ‘Adventures of a Mathematician’

Biopics are a tough thing to get right. Either your subject is so well known that you can’t possibly do them justice, or you pluck someone out of relative obscurity and introduce them to the world. A daunting task that ‘Adventures of a Mathematician’ tries to take on to the best of its ability. Stan …

JIFF Review – ‘What Will Become of Us’

“I have spent my entire life building this company.” – Frank Lowy Oscar-nominated documentarian Steven Cantor brings us a personal behind-the-scenes look into Frank Lowy’s life. Lowy, the Sydneysider who founded the global shopping mall giant Westfield has been on the top of his game ever since he first opened a store in Blacktown, Australia, …

Jewish International Film Festival Reveals Lineup

Australian documentarian Eve Ash will introduce the Australian premiere of her documentary Man On the Bus With sensational tales packed with screen luminaries, side-splitting comedies, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Jewish International Film Festival (October 23 – November 21) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world. Featuring 60 …

Flipping off the Führer: JIFF Announces ‘Jojo Rabbit’ First Australian Screenings

The Jewish International Film Festival (23 October – 21 November) announces a special Australian preview of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Jojo Rabbit, the highly-anticipated World War II satire by Oscar-nominated director Taika Waititi, as the Festival’s Closing Night film.  Jojo Rabbit will have its first Australian screenings on Wednesday 20 November at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick in Melbourne, and on Thursday 21 November at Ritz …