JIFF, Staff Picks
JIFF Staff Picks
Eddie Tamir – Festival Director
Garden of Eden – Poetic, artful, shows how the power of nature can unify human beings.
Broadway Musicals – I don’t like musicals but I love this film.
The Lab – Michael Moore territory, shift in your seat discomforting.
Live and Die in Entebbe – thought I had seen and heard it all before, mythbusting.
The Third Half – Balkan circus-like energy emotionally and musically with a Kusturica-like tone.
Tamar Simons – Festival Manager
Numbered – a stunningly beautiful portrayal of the relationship between survivors and their numbers. The trailer brings tears to my eyes every time.
Oma & Bella – I felt like I had stepped back into my Nana’s kitchen. Warm memories of lovingly prepared food accompanied by tales of the past.
No Place on Earth – An incredible story of survival and the power of the human spirit. This inspiring doco is a must see!
Rock the Casbah – A classic war film that highlights the pointlessness of it all. How did we get here and what are we doing??
Wakolda – Whilst the subject matter sounds so incredibly disturbing, this is actually a beautiful and moving film. The cinematography is stunning and the young actress Florencia Bado is captivating.
Lindy Tamir – Sponsorship and Groups Manager
The Lab – Provocative and entertaining doco.
Broadway Musicals – Melts the heart.
No Place on Earth – Uplifting survival story.
Rock the Casbah – Like the beat of this insightful film on war.
Pursued – Confronting and poetic.
Lior Albeck-Ripka – Marketing Manager
Rock the Casbah – Hot Israeli soldiers, humour and pathos. An amazing depiction of what is going on in the occupied territories.
No Place on Earth – tragic and inspiring holocaust story. These are stories we need to know.
Wakolda – stunning landscape in the patagonian mountains, with haunting music by The Dirty Three – an unsettling story.
Hannah Arendt – Made by a renowned female director, about a woman with a brilliant mind and unpopular ideas, played by an incredible actress – so good.
Aftermath – Emotionally stunted men having to face a terrible past. Harrowing. Hard. Awesome.
Miriam Kauppi – Marketing Coordinator
Hannah Arendt – A wonderfully acted film about a strong woman with a brilliant mind.
Garden of Eden – A window into Israeli society, relationships and culture.
Bethlehem – Totally enthralling, thrilling and complex.
Aftermath – An intense insight into how the power of the past can dominate people’s lives now.
Before the Revolution – An education. The side of a story I hadn’t heard before on this historical event.
Serena Ashmore – Marketing Assistant
Wakolda – Creepy, beautiful
Rock the Casbah – Slick, hard hitting
Oma & Bella – Food and Sassy grannies! Would love to bring mum to see.
Numbered – The culture of tattoos
Cannon Fodder – Zombies and gore, need I say more.