Chelsea Film Festival spotlights TV series and films by Israeli and Jewish directors



A promotional photo from the film “His death”. Photo: Chelsea Film Festival.

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF), with an international vocation, will present this month a series of works by Israeli and Jewish directors, among the 141 films from 21 countries presented.

Director Avishai Sivan’s Yiddish-language Short “His Death” is about a secular Jew named Noah who meets with his Haredi siblings in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood for the first time in years , to hear the written will of the family’s recently deceased patriarch.

Another screening is the documentary “The United States of Fashion: Designer Elie Tahari” by Judeo-Moroccan director and producer David Serero. It explores the life of the Jewish designer and mogul, and how he built a billion dollar fashion empire.

The documentary won the “Best Documentary Director” award by the Berlin Independent Film Festival, the “Best Producer Award” by the Eastern Europe International Movie Awards and received an honorable mention at the London International Film Festival.

From October 14 to 17, CFF will also present the pilot episode of the English-language television series “Stuck! by Israeli director Omri Anghel. The show is about how ‘an eccentric, hothead and former child star become unlikely friends as they band together to fight for their shared dream of becoming actors as they find out it’s really about the long haul. ass journey, not the destination, ”according to the film festival.

In addition, the 9th edition of CFF will present “Surviving on LES”, an English-language comedy on New York’s Lower East Side, directed by Anthony Amatullo. The film follows three pillars of the Lower East Side – 60-year-old Orthodox Jewish store owner Sammy Markowitz, his sales associate and store manager – as they try to adjust to gentrification and cultural change. in the neighborhood.

CFF will be held both in person at Regal Theaters on 14th Street in New York City and virtually on FilmFestival +, which is also accessible via Apple tv.


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