19th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival


Arts and Culture


Ticketing Information

All screenings $80 Asia Society members/students/seniors; $90 Non-members

Except for: 
3 Nov Opening Night Film & Dessert Party $330 Asia Society members/students/seniors; $380 Non-members

10 Nov & 11 Nov for the special marathon viewing  of Your Honour episodes 1-6 and 7-10 respectively. $180 Asia Society members/students/seniors; $200 Non-members

Festival Inquiries
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Tel: (852) 2103 9511
Email: programhk@asiasociety.org

Launched in 1999, Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (HKJFF) was the first ever festival of its kind in Asia. This year is the 19th Anniversary of the festival. Asia Society Hong Kong Center continues to co-present with HKJFF to our members and audience a selection of world class films encompassing a diverse range of topics and Asian premieres.

This year the festival kicks off with a nail biting thriller Shelter directed by veteran film maker Eran Riklis with standout performances by an award-winning cast. Other Festival highlights include: the first biker flick-meets-holocaust feature documentary Back to Berlin which tells the story of eleven motor bikers who have a mission to take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the site of the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, for the first Jewish Olympic Games on German soil; the multi award winning tender and sweet film The Cakemaker; the emotional drama The Last Suit which tells the story of an 88-year old Jewish tailor who leaves Buenos Aires for Poland, to try to find the man who saved him from a certain death after surviving Auschwitz; the gripping Israeli series Your Honour with unforeseen plot twists that has already been optioned for a US remake; the fascinating Why the Jews a powerful contemporary adaptation of the biblical story; and six selected shorts with a mix of poignant, sad, funny, dramatic and satirical stories.


 Saturday, November 3
 8:00pm Shelter
(Opening Night Film followed by a Roof Top Desert Party) 
English , German, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
Sunday, November 4
1:30 – 2:20pm Shir  Hebrew with English subtitles

2:30 – 4:15pm
(Short Films)

 1. Die Abreise – The Departure  German with English subtitles
 2. Wendy’s Shabbat  English
 3. If I Ever Come Back

French with English Subtitles

 4. Across the Line  

Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles


5. Elina


Hebrew, Russian with English subtitle

6. The Rolling Bridge Hebrew with English subtitles
4:30 – 5:45 PM The Patriot

French with English subtitles

6:00 – 7:45 PM In Between Hebrew, Arabic with English Subtitles
8:00 – 9:30 PM The Mossad – Imperfect Spies Hebrew with English subtitles
Monday, November 5
7:00 – 9:05pm An Act of Defiance English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
9:30 – 10:10 PM On My Way Out English 
Tuesday, November 6
7:30 – 8:45 PM The Field Hebrew, English, Arabic with English subtitles
9:00 – 10:35 PM The Testament Hebrew, German, English, Yiddish with English subtitles
Wednesday, November 7
7:15 – 8:15 PM The Silenced Walls

French with English subtitles

9:00 – 10:45 PM

The Cakemaker


Hebrew, German, English with English subtitles

Thursday, November 8
7:30 – 8:45 PM Why The Jews English
9:00 – 10:30 PM The Last Suit Greek with English subtitles
Saturday, November 10
8:00 – 11:30 PM Your Honour – Episodes 1-6 Hebrew with English subtitles
Sunday, November 11
2:00 – 3:00 PM Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas English
3:15 – 4:30 PM

The Museum

 Hebrew with English subtitles
4:45 – 6:00 PM Back to Berlin English
7:00 – 10:30 PM Your Honour – Episodes 7-12 Hebrew, French, Dutch, Polish with English subtitles

Co-presented with




Event Details

Sat 03 Nov 2018 - Sun 11 Nov 2018
12 a.m.-

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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