Time To Say Goodbye

12-year-old Simon has a few important things to achieve by the time he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah – getting his parents back together, making his new woman rabbi fall in love with him and deciding on whether he should get belatedly circumcised. Helped by his two scheming friends, his attempts mostly lead to disastrous, and hilarious, situations.

12 – 19 Jan, JW3

UKJF at Cineworld Didsbury

‘Indignation’ comes to Manchester

UKJF is delighted to bring the 2016 London Opening Night Gala film to Manchester. A powerful and profound tale of youthful passion as the gifted son of a kosher butcher from Newark wins a scholarship to better himself at a prestigious university in mid-West America. Oscar nominated director James Schamus creates an extraordinary portrait of 1950s America where love and idealism is pitted against the unyielding ties and expectations of country, family and tradition.

15 – 19 Jan, Cineworld Didsbury


Cloudy Sunday

A recent box office hit and award-winner in Greece, this is a powerful and beautifully rendered telling of war-time romance in Thessaloniki between a Jewish girl and a young resistance fighter. Set against the backdrop of German-occupation, one of them has to make a final and painful decision. Cloudy Sunday is a compelling drama about love, and about the evil and brutality of war.

22- 26 Jan, JW3



Written by feted playwright David Hare and starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall, Denial is a gripping drama about the memory of the Holocaust and its victims. Accused of libel after declaring British historian David Irving is a Holocaust denier, American professor Deborah E. Lipstadt is required to prove not only her innocence but also that the Holocaust in fact happened. One of the most anticipated films of 2017.

27 Jan- 9 Feb, JW3


Operation Wedding + Q&A

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and two were sentenced to death; they never got on a plane.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Colin Shindler and director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

5 Feb, JW3


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