What: In collaboration with the Australian Jewish International Film Festival, the New Zealand iteration of the festival will include six acclaimed Israeli and Jewish-themed films.
The films are New Zealand premieres, taking place across multiple cities and spanning several genres.
Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly.
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
To escape the Nazis, Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, including nine-year-old Anna, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, to face a new life full of challenges and privation abroad.
INCITEMENT follows the year leading to the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, from the point of view of the assassin. The film details, for the first time, the forces that act upon the assassin, including the religious and political incitement, the personal and the interpersonal turmoil.
Inspired by true events from the spring of 1944 when the Nazis organised a football match between a team of camp inmates and an elite Nazi team on Adolf Hitler’s birthday. A match the prisoners are determined to win, no matter what happens.
THOU SHALT NOT HATE
The son of a Holocaust survivor who lives in Trieste as a surgeon begins to doubt his actions of refusing to help a victim of a traffic accident that he encountered on his way home from work.
THEY CALL ME DR MIAMI
Dr. Michael Salzhauer – also known as Dr. Miami – is one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the U.S., and the first doctor to Livestream graphic procedures such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat.
Where: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, New Plymouth, Wellington
When: 22 July – 15 August
For further information and to book tickets, visit jiff.co.nz