The films come from Germany and Austria, the United States and Canada,
Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Israel. Dramas and
documentaries, they look at love and family, history and war, work and
So what do they have in common? They're all part of the Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival, which runs until May 10 at the Rady Jewish Community Centre.
Here's the lowdown on three of the featured films:
1. "Academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so low:" Footnote, a bitingly funny and deeply sad Israeli drama (in Hebrew with subtitles), is set in the feuding Talmudic Studies department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In a painful twist, the two biggest feuders are father and son.Eliezer Shkolnik is old school -- a reclusive manuscript researcher who has spent decades hunting down small discrepancies in Jewish religious texts.
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