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beyond bollywood: 17th annual
B E Y O N D B O L LY W O O D : 1 7 T H A N N U A L
KIDON
CO -PRESENTED BY
FRANCE/ISRAEL, 2013, 97 MIN,
DIRECTED BY EMMANUEL
NACCACHE, IN HEBREW AND
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7:30 PM
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
“REFRESHING AND
SOPHISTICATED.
(WITH ITS) TWISTY PLOT
AND SENSE OF FUN, KIDON
IS A BREEZY THROWBACK
TO THE CAPER COMEDIES
OF THE 1960S AND ‘70S.”
HANNAH BROWN
THE JERUSALEM POST
On February 18, 2010, Israelis woke up to
world-wide, front page stories showing
Mossad agents in Dubai a month earlier,
implicating Israel in the assassination of
Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
This was a first — a hotel’s security camera
system catching secret agents red handed!
Even more surprising — Mossad leaders
knew neither the four people caught on
camera nor the mission! Was the agency
framed by a group of small-time criminals?
That is the premise of this ingenious, fastmoving spy caper and comedy-thriller
from Israel and France boasting a terrific
ensemble cast including Tomer Sisley and
Israeli supermodel and actress Bar Refaeli.
Nominated for two Israeli Oscars and winner
of the Audience Award for Best Film at the
London Israeli Film & TV Festival, KIDON
is smart, surprising, funny and a worthy
addition to the heist genre.
MR. KAPLAN
Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay.
URUGUAY/SPAIN/GERMANY,
2014, 98 MIN, DIRECTED BY
ALVARO BRECHNER, IN SPANISH
WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
fled Europe for South America during World
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provide him with an unexpected opportunity
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
11 AM AT ENZIAN
EAST COAST PREMIERE!
Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob
War II.
But now turning 76, he’s become
rather grumpy and questions his own place
in history.
One beach bar may, however,
to achieve greatness and recover his family’s
respect in the community:
its owner, a
quiet, elderly German, raises Mr. Kaplan’s
suspicion of being a runaway Nazi. Ignoring
his family’s concerns about his health, Jacob
secretly recruits Contreras, a former police
officer, to help him investigate and expose the
German. Expertly distilling a potent mixture
of emotional depth and deadpan comedy,
Uruguay’s official submission for this year’s
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® is a
vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the
“A HIGHLY AMUSING
CROWD-PLEASER.”
LESLIE FELPERIN
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
drive for significance.
24 DAYS
24 DAYS is a gripping and carefully-plotted
thriller that tells the true story of the 2006
FRANCE, 2014, 108 MIN,
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRE
ARCADY, IN FRENCH WITH
ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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kidnapping and torture of 23-year-old Ilan
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
1:30 PM AT ENZIAN
on the panicked and grieving family; the police
Halimi in a Paris suburb by “The Gang of
Barbarians,” whose heinous anti-Semitic crime
eventually sparked a national outcry in France.
Featuring a top-notch cast, the film focuses in
team whose efforts are increasingly stymied by
their assumptions; and the ransom calls that
are the detectives’ only clue to the kidnappers’
psychology. Ilan’s mother has another clue, one
that the authorities are too slow to recognize:
The kidnappers targeted her hapless son as a
Jew, on the assumption that Jews have money.
In the skilled hands of filmmaker Alexandre
Arcady, this story based on Ruth Halimi’s book
“MESMERIZING,
COMPELLING,
DISTURBING.”
TORONTO FILM EXAMINER
gains not only gravity—the inexorable pull
of expert craftsmanship as the crime and its
multifarious impact unfold—but gravitas, in the
director’s understanding of both the intimate
horror and the larger meaning of the act.
THE STURGEON
QUEENS
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant
family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower
East Side lox and herring emporium that
USA, 2013, 54 MIN, DIRECTED BY
JULIE COHEN
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
4:30 PM AT ENZIAN
“A TOUCHING, FUNNY
AND DELICIOUS FILM.”
NY DAILY NEWS
survives and thrives. Produced to coincide
with the 100th anniversary of the store, this
delightful and delectable documentary won
Audience Awards at the Palm Beach, San
Diego, and Los Angeles Jewish Film Festivals.
It features an extensive interview with two
of the original daughters for whom the store
was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and
interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the
store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth
preceded by
70 HESTER STREET
USA, 2014, 10 MIN, DIRECTED
BY CASIMIR NOZKOWSKI
Bader Ginsburg, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin,
and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer.
70 HESTER STREET is about the director
Casimir Nozkowski’s childhood home in New
York City, all childhood homes and the lives
of old buildings. The 140-year-old building he
grew up in was a former synagogue, whiskey
still, raincoat factory and art studio his parents
rented for 45 years until its sale in 2012.
THE GREEN PRINCE
Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent
GERMANY/ISRAEL/UK, 2014,
101 MIN, DIRECTED BY NADAV
SCHIRMAN, IN ENGLISH
AND HEBREW WITH ENGLISH
SUBTITLES
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PRINCE retraces the details of a highly
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
6:45 PM AT ENZIAN
events in the Middle East, THE GREEN
unprecedented partnership that developed
between sworn enemies. In the style of a
tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary
documentary recounts the true story of the
son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one
of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet
agent who risked his career to protect him.
Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling
memoir Son of Hamas, the film exposes
a complex world of terror, betrayal, and
impossible choices. Through exclusive firsthand testimony, dramatic action sequences,
and rare archival footage, decades of secrets
come to light in this unflinching exploration of
“TERRIFIC. AS GRIPPING
AS ANY HIGH-CONCEPT
HOLLYWOOD THRILLER.”
XAN BROOKS, THE GUARDIAN
a profound spiritual transformation and the
transcendent bonds of friendship. Winner of
the Audience Award for Best World Cinema
Documentary — Sundance 2014.
PRESENTING
SPONSOR OF THE
PRESENTING SPONSOR OF
2013-2014
JCC
CULTURAL
THE 2014-2015
JCC
CULTURAL
ARTS PROGRAM
PROGRAM
ARTS
Wishing much success to the
Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
– Jonathan and Natasha Chisdes
CONGRATULATIONS TO
THE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
FOR 16 YEARS OF
WONDERFUL FILMS!
THE TETENBAUM FAMILY
MEDIA SPONSOR
OPENING NIGHT FILM SPONSOR
The festival is produced by Enzian Theater as part of the Cultural
Festival Circuit and is co-presented by Enzian and the Roth
JCC of Greater Orlando. This program is funded in part by local
corporations and is supported by United Arts of Central Florida
with funds from the United Arts Campaign and by the State of
Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the
Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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