EXCLUSIVE: The UK Jewish Film Festival (November 10-20) has revealed its 2022 lineup of gala screenings and premieres, including special screenings of the one-shot drama. Shttl Y Three minutes: a lengtheningthe World War II drama co-produced by Steve McQueen and narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
Shttl will be screened as the central gala of the festival. The film’s director Ady Walter and producer Jean-Charles Lévy will be in attendance. Shot in a town built for the production and shot in wide shot, the film captures the lives of the inhabitants of a Yiddish-speaking town on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine.
Three minutes: a lengthening, the directorial debut of Dutch writer Bianca Stigter, will have its UK premiere during the festival. The film is narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and is composed entirely of a three-minute snippet of 1938 16mm film. Unearthed and tirelessly restored, the documentary bills itself as a meditative, emotionally charged look at the lives of the unsuspecting Jewish citizens of a small Polish town on the brink of World War II. British filmmaker Steve McQueen co-produced the documentary.
Furthermore, the festival will deliver a UK premiere to charlotte, an animated film that explores the wartime life of young artist Charlotte Salomon as she paints more than 1,000 autobiographical images considered by many to be the first graphic novel before she was murdered in Auschwitz at age 26. pregnant. The film’s voice cast includes Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory, Sophie Okonedo and Jim Broadbent, who will be on hand to introduce the film.
The festival will feature the latest film by Moshe Rosenthal karaokethat opens the festival, and where life begins by the French actor and filmmaker Stéphane Freiss, who will close the festival. Director Paul Weiland (Sixty-six) will chair the festival’s Best Film Award jury and Oscar-winning producer Teddy Leifer (everything that breathes) will lead the Best Documentary Award.
The festival will take place in theaters across the country from November 10-20 and online from November 21-27.