Congratulations, “Ida”!

Just before taking her vows, Anna, an orphan brought up in a convent in Poland, visits her only living relative and discovers a haunting family secret, and her true name — Ida. Acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski probes Poland’s Nazi past in his intimate black-and-white film that the 2014 New York Jewish Film Festival presented on [...]

In Conversation: Hilla Medalia

On January 29, the New York Jewish Film Festival will present The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, directed by Hilla Medalia. A three-time Emmy nominee and Peabody Award winner, Medalia is known for films like To Die in Jerusalem (2007) and After the Storm (2009). For more information and tickets to The Go-Go Boys, please click [...]

In Conversation: Sarah Adler

On January 19 and 20, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented the U.S. Premiere of Tsili, directed by Amos Gitai and based on Aharon Appelfeld’s 1982 novel, Tzili: The Story of a Life. Adler plays the role of a largely mute character based on Appelfeld’s persona of Tzili in his book. She also starred [...]