Interview with festival programmer Eddie Tamir by GREG KING
This year the Jewish International Film festival serves up a packed program of over 50 new films and documentaries, many fresh from the international film festival circuit. The opening night film is the comedy Matchmaking and the closing night film is The Jewish Nazi, a fascinating documentary about Melbourne man Alex Kurzem who escaped a massacre in Belarus in 1941 only to be captured by a Latvian battalion and made their mascot. There is the usual mix of dramas, documentaries, a screening of the four part television series Pollard, about a US Naval intelligence officer who passed classified documents to the Israelis in the 80s. A centrepiece of this year’s festival is a retrospective of films based on the novels and short stories of Nobel Prize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer, including Yentl. The festival screens in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, the Gold Coast and Hobart throughout October and November. Greg spoke to the festival’s artistic director Eddie Tamir to find out more about this year’s program.
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