The 18th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival


Arts and Culture

Ticketing Information
$350 for Asia Society members/ Students/ Seniors
All other times: $90 per ticket, $80 for Asia Society members/ Students/ Seniors

Festival Inquiries
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Tel: (852) 2103 9511

Launched in 1999, the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (HKJFF) was the first ever festival of its kind in Asia. This year, the theme celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the festival. Asia Society Hong Kong Center continues to co-present with HKJFF a selection of world-class films with a diverse range of topics and Asian premieres.

The selection this year includes an array of films that reflect this upbeat theme, particularly the opening night drama On the Map, a fast-moving and spirited documentary that recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over a series of European basketball powers in 1977 and became national heroes. Other highlighted films include: a moving documentary set during WWII Above the Drowning Sea that considers post-war trauma, excellent films from Israel such as The Ambassador’s Wife, the riveting thriller A Quiet Heart, which touches on the complexities of the religious or secular divide in Israel, the entertaining documentary Let’s Dance, Harmonia, a powerful contemporary adaptation of the biblical story, and five selected shorts with a mix of sad, funny, dramatic, and satirical stories to showcase up-and-coming film talents. 



 Saturday, November 4 
 8:00pm On the Map
(Opening Night Film) 
English with English subtitles  
Sunday, November 5
 1:00 – 2:10pm  Hate Spaces  English
 2:30 – 4:10pm Children of Chance  French with English subtitles

 4:30 – 5:40pm
(Short Films)

 1. Mr. Bernstein  English
 2. Mordechai  English
 3. Achienu (Our Brothers)  Hebrew with English subtitles
 4. Joe’s Violin  English

5. An Average Story


English, Hebrew, Mandarin with English subtitles

6. Roads Hebrew with English subtitles
7:00 – 9:00pm L’origine De La Violence French with English subtitles
Monday, November 6
7:00 – 8:40pm Harmonia Hebrew with English subtitles
9:00 – 10:30pm 1945 Hungarian, Russian with English subtitles
Tuesday, November 7
11:00am – 1:15pm(Matinée Double Feature)  1. The Ambassador’s Wife Hebrew, English, French, Tigrigna with English subtitles
2. Let’s Dance Hebrew with English subtitles
7:00 – 8:00pm A Heartbeat Away Hebrew, English, Swahili with English subtitles
8:20 – 9:45pm When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope Hebrew with English subtitles
Wednesday, November 8
11:00am – 12:30pm Above the Drowning Sea

Chinese with English subtitles (中文版設有英文字幕)

7:00 – 8:40pm

A Quiet Heart


Hebrew with English subtitles

 9:00 – 10:30pm Bogdan’s Journey  

Hebrew with English subtitles

Thursday, November 9
2:00pm – 3:00pm NOT the Last Butterfly English
7:00 – 8:58pm Cloudy Sunday Greek with English subtitles
9:15 – 10:45 PM Moos Dutch with English subtitles
Saturday, November 11

8:30 – 10:05pm
(Double Feature)

1. Hamavdil: from Morning to Night

Hebrew with English subtitles

2. The 90 Minute War

Hebrew, Arabic, English, Portuguese with English subtitles

Sunday, November 12
1:00 – 2:00pm Operation Wedding Polish, English, Hebrew with English subtitles
2:45 – 4:15pm Above the Drowning Sea English with Chinese subtitles (設有中文字幕)
5:00 – 6:00pm Box For Life Hebrew, French, Dutch, Polish with English subtitles
6:20 – 7:50pm Antenna Hebrew with English subtitles
8:15 – 9:40pm Menashe Yiddish with English subtitles

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Event Details

Sun 12 Nov 2017
12:00 AM

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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