Varied Programme of Dramas, Documentaries and Comedies: Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2017
Why We Recommend it
The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival returns for their 18th edition with a varied programme of dramas, documentaries and comedies, many of which are making their Asian debut.
Founded in 1999, the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is the first ever of its kind in Asia. As this year’s theme is ‘Celebrate’, a large number of the 28 films that will be screened reflect this upbeat theme.
The festival opens with On the Map (USA, 2016), a fast-moving and spirited documentary that recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team won the European Cup in 1977 and became national heroes. Other titles include Moos (The Netherlands, 2016), a comedy about love, family and chasing your dreams, A Quiet Heart (Israel, 2016), a suspense thriller about the evils of religious intolerance, and Cloudy Sunday (Greece, 2015), an award-winning tale of war-time romance between a Jewish girl and a Christian resistance fighter.
Additionally, the festival will screen a series of short films by up-and-coming talents, mixing humorous, tragic, dramatic and satirical stories.