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French Films at the New York Jewish Film Festival 2019

Image: Promise at Down

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 9–22, 2019. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, the NYJFF each year presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. Featuring new work by fresh voices in international cinema as well as restored classics, the festival’s 2019 lineup includes 32 wide-ranging and exciting features and shorts from the iconic to the iconoclastic, many of which will be screening in their world, U.S., and New York premieres. Among these titles French films stand out.

The NYJFF opens on Wednesday, January 9, with the New York premiere of Eric Barbier’s epic drama Promise at Dawn, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney. This riveting memoir chronicles the colorful life of infamous French author Romain Gary, from his childhood conning Polish high society with his mother to his years as a pilot in the Free French Air Forces.


Screenings

Promise at Dawn
Directed by Eric Barbier
With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pierre Niney
Year: 2017
Runtime: 131 min
Wednesday, January 9, 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Thursday, January 10, 3pm
Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg on January 9

Five Years After the War
Directed by Samuel Albaric & Martin Wiklund
With: Timothée Dray, Jaffar Abdalla
Year: 2017
Runtime: 17 min
Monday, January 21, 1pm
Tuesday, January 22, 5:45pm
Q&A with Taliya Finkel on January 21 & 22

Fig Tree
Directed by Aäläm‐ Wärqe Davidian
With: Rodas Gizaw, Yohannes Musa Betalehem Asmamawe|
Year: 2018
Runtime: 93 min
Monday, January 21, 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 22, 12:30pm
Q&A with Fig Tree Producer Naomi Levari on January 21 & 22

A Tramway in Jerusalem
Directed by Amos Gitai
With: Yaël Abecassis, Mathieu Amalric, Lamis Ammar
Year: 2018
Runtime: 94 min.
Saturday, January 12, 7pm
Sunday, January 13, 3:45pm
Q&A with Amos Gitai on January 12 & 13

 

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