The Unorthodox

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The 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Screening 7:00pm – 8:35pm


Director: Eliran Malka | Israel | 2018 | Comedy/History | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 92 mins

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school due to ethnic discrimination, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983 and Yakov, a printer in Jerusalem, is just a regular guy. He has no knowledge, no money, no connections and no political experience. But he does have the will and the passion to take action, and a belief that he and and other Sephardic Jews should be able to hold their heads up high. Yakov and his friends start the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, with an operation characteristic of the people they represent: not the suit-wearing types, but rather the people working their way up from the bottom.  An Israeli dark comedy inspired by real-life events.

Sponsored by Rafael Aharoni
Supported by The Consulate General of Israel In Hong Kong & Macau

Event Details

Tue 05 Nov 2019
7 - 8:35 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$90 for Asia Society Members/students/seniors; $100 Non-Members
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