Belsize Square teams up with Jewish Film Festival

October 3rd, 2013

The reborn Belsize Square Synagogue Film Club is pleased to announce its partnership with the UK Jewish Film Festival, which launches in October with over 80 films from around the world. Over half are UK premieres.

The partnership offers us three films over the next 12 months. The first, to be screened on Sunday 13 October at 7 pm at the synagogue, is the acclaimed 2005 film Live and Become. Directed by Radu Mihăileanu, who escaped from Communist Romania to France at the age of 22, it stars Israeli actress Yael Abecassis.

The film is the moving story of an Ethiopian Christian child placed by his desperate mother into the hands of a Jewish woman who has lost her own child and is about to be taken to Israel from a Sudanese refugee camp during Operation Moses. It explores the displacement and integration of Ethiopian Jews in Israel in the 1980s and has been widely successful.

Tickets cost £10 and are obtainable through the synagogue office.