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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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THEME: A cynical, moving, and funny look at a middle-aged playwright, Kim  Yesenin (played with grumpy bravado by the famous Russian actor Mikhail  Ulyanov), who is coming to terms with the fact that he has sold out. Kim  wants to win the respect of the lovely Sasha, a gentle and intelligent  interpreter, but she is deeply in love with a Jewish writer who has  decided to emigrate to Israel. On the shelf for seven years because of  its attack on the opportunism of the “intelligentsia,” and because of  its taboo subplot (emigration), THEME was released in 1986. Golden Bear,  1987 Berlin Film Festival.
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THEME: A cynical, moving, and funny look at a middle-aged playwright, Kim Yesenin (played with grumpy bravado by the famous Russian actor Mikhail Ulyanov), who is coming to terms with the fact that he has sold out. Kim wants to win the respect of the lovely Sasha, a gentle and intelligent interpreter, but she is deeply in love with a Jewish writer who has decided to emigrate to Israel. On the shelf for seven years because of its attack on the opportunism of the “intelligentsia,” and because of its taboo subplot (emigration), THEME was released in 1986. Golden Bear, 1987 Berlin Film Festival.

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BRUSSELS TRANSIT: One of the first modern films in Yiddish, is a  retelling of how the director’s parents immigrated but then never  adjusted to life in Belgium after the Holocaust. Stunningly  photographed, it is a semi-surreal testimony and emotional journey into  one family’s isolation on foreign soil.
(Via SFJFF)

BRUSSELS TRANSIT: One of the first modern films in Yiddish, is a retelling of how the director’s parents immigrated but then never adjusted to life in Belgium after the Holocaust. Stunningly photographed, it is a semi-surreal testimony and emotional journey into one family’s isolation on foreign soil.

(Via SFJFF)

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