The Jewish Film Festival of Budapest, which received the “Certified European Festival” title and the popular Israeli Film Week will merge this year under the name Jewish and Israeli Film Festival of Budapest.
Between the 29th of November and the 3rd of December the Art and Puskin theatres will present several feature and documentary films along with various accompanying programs. Visitors will also be able to discover the inner city’s Jewish heritage with the ‘Hosszúlépés’ walk.
The central figure of this year’s festival will be the woman: the Russian ‘Elzárva’, the American ‘Eva Hesse’, the Israeli ‘Homokvihar’ and the Dutsch ‘Moos és családja’ all tell stories dealing with the fate of women.
– I know what you are thinking: ‘Okay, but what have women given us?’ Besides knowledge, life, which we have been presented with at birth, the warmth of home, there are many small things. They calculated the necessary data for the Moon landing, they founded child protection, health visiting, orphan care and so on – said András Borgula, one of the event’s organizers.