Having presented mostly digital editions these past two years, The UK Jewish Film Festival returns to cinemas in London and across the country, with screenings running from 10 – 20 November 2022 and a selection of films available online from 21 – 27 November 2022.
The festival offers an outstanding crop of cinematic stories from around the world and will highlight four fantastic titles at special Gala screenings with special guests in attendance.
In addition, the festival’s global outlook is represented by a complete and diverse line-up across European Film, Israeli Film, British Film and Americas Film. There are several in-depth programmes, including an LGBTQ+ cinema strand.
LGBTQ+ Cinema at The UK Jewish Film Festival
This year’s festival presents a bespoke strand of LGBTQ+ cinema. LGBTQ+ screenings this year include:
Concerned Citizen (Israel, 2022) focuses on a same-sex couple living in a migrant neighbourhood. The story centres around one of them witnessing an act of police brutality. Consequently, they both begin to question their liberal self-image. The film is a sharp critique of an unequal society.
Concerned Citizen, 12 November at Curzon Soho: Book Here.
The Swimmer (Israel, 2021) explores sexual desire set against a national swimming team’s hypermasculine and competitive world.
The Swimmer, 15 November at Picturehouse Central: Book Here.
The Therapy (Israel, 2021) is a documentary that looks into the abusive world of conversion therapy. This UK Premiere is followed by a discussion panel around the issues raised in the film.
The Therapy, 14 November at JW3 Cinema: Book Here.
The UK Jewish Film Festival will also screen The Rainbow Collection, a short film programme of LGBTQ+ content.
Screenings are in London, but there will also be an online screenings from 21-27 November, so films will be available across the UK.
The UK Jewish Film Festival 2022 takes place in cinemas nationwide from 10 – 20 November, and online from 21-27 November.
London venues: BFI Southbank, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Everyman Belsize Park, Everyman Kings Cross, Everyman Muswell Hill, JW3 London, Phoenix, Picturehouse Central, Close Up Cinema
National venues: Brighton Komedia, Bristol Scott, Cineworld Didsbury, Curzon Knutsford, Everyman Edinburgh, Everyman Leeds, Glasgow Film Theatre, HOME Manchester, Nottingham Broadway, Phoenix Picturehouse (Oxford)
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