And Then, Violence

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The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Jordan Goldnadel 15 mins | France | 2016 | Narrative / Short / Drama / Thriller | French with English subtitles

Matinee Double Feature with Fire Birds
 

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack and the rise of anti-Semitism, Rebecca, a Parisian law student, and her friends, fear for the future of Jews in France. Caught between their fear of living as Jews and their will to leave for a safer place, they wonder what has happened to their beloved French Republic, once a symbol of freedom, equality and fraternity, which now becomes a broken system where communities are fragmented and violence and hate have surfaced.


 

Fire Birds


Directed by Amir Wolf 
105 mins | Israel | 2015 | Comedy / Drama | Hebrew with English subtitles

 

An 80-year-old man’s body is found with three stab wounds to the chest and a number tattooed along his forearm. Amnon, a police detective and second generation Holocaust survivor, reluctantly accepts the case and struggles to bring it to a quick close.

In the weeks leading up to his death, Amikam, the victim, had sought a ‘membership card’ to the most horrible club in the world: the club of Holocaust survivors. Despite his age he was still attractive and his charm was evident as he searched the obituaries for widows to beguile.

As the story interweaves past and present, we witness each man’s struggle to rejoin the society which has rejected him.

A black comedy thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

Awards

  • 2015 The Israeli Film Academy: Best Supporting Actress: Gila Almagor

Nominations:

  • 10 Ophir Awards
  • Montreal World Film Festival: Best First Fiction Feature
     

 

 

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Event Details

Thu 24 Nov 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students / Seniors
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