One of the biggest surprises at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was the arrival of the new film by Jonathan Glazer.
The short film program at the Jewish International Film Festival [JIFF] offers a selection of recent work from Australia and Israel.
Jordy Sank’s I Am Here is a powerful rebuke to Holocaust denialism.
… manages to dig deep, but it does so with a light touch …
James Gray (Ad Astra, The Lost City of Z, We Own the Night, Little Odessa) returns to more seemingly personal territory with this story about growing up in ’80s America as a Jewish kid. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Banks Repeta in the lead role. As you can see in the trailer, Jessica Chastain also appears, playing Maryanne Trump – yep, Donald’s mom.
… an absorbing family drama …
… a fascinating if uneven ride through a young man’s search for racial identity.
… extraordinary …
… the overall intentions behind the film are well-meaning enough to forgive the foibles.
… a sharp, funny, and achingly tender film about growing up, growing closer, and growing apart.
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