It’s November, so that means the UK Jewish Film Festival is on. Over 18 days, 5 cities and 19 venues, the festival shows why Jewish cinema has been so important to film making over the past century, and why it continues to influence and inspire. This years highlights include cross dressing, an Israeli-Palestinian bromance and Nazis. Join us as we choose a few of the highlights from the rest of the festival.
Man-whore-tan Murder Mystery.
Why doesn’t someone put Ricky Gervais in a silent film?
January’s crap. But London’s good, isn’t it? And films are ACE. What better way to cope with January than by seeing loads of films in London? Exactly. Fortunately, there are loads of people who really, really want you to do this – so much so that they’re doing, like, festivals and everything! Suddenly January’s not so bad aft- oh god, it’s raining again.
Over the last three years, Gianni Di Gregorio has shot to international prominence with the release of two successive films which he directed and wrote as well as starring in. 2008’s Mid-August Lunch won universal acclaim and his new film The Salt of Life is, we suspect, about to do the same. We caught up with Gianni to talk Woody Allen, Monsieur Hulot and Silvio Berlusconi…