The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Jewish film festival in Canada. The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is inclusive and encourages multi-cultural interaction and presents high quality entertainment. Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries and whimsical shorts are programmed to appeal to a wide audience base. We select unique interesting films that are not yet in general distribution or may never reach North American cinemas that reflect the interests and concerns of general audiences in Vancouver.
OPENING GALA FILM: The Flood (Mabul)
Everything is complicated in Yoni’s life. He’s almost 13, gifted, but physically undeveloped and struggles daily to grow up before his threatening up-coming Bar Mitzvah. As if all this isn’t enough, only a week before the ceremony his autistic brother, Tomer returns home. Tomer, 17, has been hidden for years in a home that is now shutting down because of a lack of funding. This shakes not only Yoni’s life, but the unstable foundation of the entire family. Being the only real adult in his family — Yoni ends up coping alone with a brother, he hasn’t seen for ten years.
RATED PG – All ages admitted. Parental guidance advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children. (coarse language, nudity)
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Run time: 97 minutes
Director: Guy Nattiv
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Tzahi Grad, Michael Moshonov, Yoav Rotman
Israeli Film Academy: Best Supporting Actor, Michael Moshonov
Haifa Film Festival: Best Film
Berlin International Film Festival: Special Mention
Empire Oakridge Cinemas
November 10 2011 | 07:00 PM
NOV 13 (1st matinée): Complexity
Written and Directed by Vancouver local, Adam Bogoch, “Complexity” is the story a young woman stuck in a place of complete uncertainty. When she meets a man who will turn her world upside down and make her question her decisions, things turn from bad to worse. “Complexity” is a coming-of-age romantic comedy that takes you on a roller coaster ride of family obligations, obstacles, manipulations and the never ending journey to find true happiness. Filmed in Vancouver with a cast of extras you will no doubt recognize. Excellent performance by the young upcoming female lead Emilie Ullerup and a great suppoting cast. Top notch production values.
RATED PG – All ages admitted. Parental guidance advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children (Coarse language)
Writer and Director Adam Bogoch will be in attendance.
Subject: Coming of Age
Run time: 87 minutes
Director: Adam Bogoch
Cast: Emilie Ullerup, Patrick Spencer, Elizabeth Connor, Kyle Cassie, Morgan Leaney, Destini Willan, Stacy Mahieux, Adam Bogoch, and Dimitri Arvanitis
The Ridge Theatre
November 13 2011 | 10:30 AM
For more information please visit: http://vjff.org/programme/