From 22 to 30 May in Moscow will be held 4th Moscow Jewish Film Festival (MEKF), in the program which got more than 50 paintings.
«Every year, you can re-notice how inside seemingly narrow Jewish themes there are their own tendencies and pressing issues. This year, several outstanding paintings devoted to the problem of denial or silence of the memory of the Holocaust, there are works on sexual minorities and their rights in modern society. The actual theme of the interpretation of Jewish history by modern youth, – the program director of the festival Vanya Bowden. – Especially the joy in the program is caused by the experimental work of young filmmakers. As in previous years, it is important for me to create a program for the widest and most diverse audience“.
The film of the opening of the festival will be a historical drama “Negation” Mick Jackson from Rachel Weiss in the main role, and will close his picture Klaus Reifel “The Invisible”. The program also included “Foxtrot” Samuel Maoz, «Menashe“, Documentary drama”Beitar Jerusalem. Forever Pure“, A cartoon about love”Vanity of vanities »by Alexey Turkus and Alexey Shelmanov and others. More information about the paintings can be found on link.
Within the framework of the festival, lectures, discussions and master classes will also be organized. The events will take place at the leading cultural venues of the capital: the in-house cinema of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the Documentary Film Center, the Oktyabr movie center, the GUM cinema hall and the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center.
The 4th MEKF is supported by the Russian Jewish Congress and the Blavatnik Foundation Family Foundation. For three years of its existence the film festival has collected more than 12 thousand spectators and has held over 100 paintings. This year the best films of the last few years from more than 15 countries, including from the USA, Romania, Hungary, France, Israel, Great Britain, Ukraine, Russia will be presented to the professional jury and movie fans.