2014 Uruguay Drama/Thriller dir: Álvaro Brechner. 98 min.
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan has built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he has found a runaway Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.
2004 USA Documentary dir: Danae Elon. 79 min
Shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967, Danae Elon's highly educated parents hired a Palestinian man named Musa, the father of eleven children, to take care of their six month old daughter on a daily basis. It was a job he would continue for the next twenty years. The last time Danae saw Musa, in 1991, he proudly showed her the house he constructed in the Palestinian village of Battir. Then, against the mounting tensions of the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Intifada, the two families lose track of each other. During that time, Danae begins to realise how much of an influence Musa had on her life and she seeks to reconnect with him. Her quest leads her from New York to Battir.
2009 France/Russia Comedy dir: Radu Mihaileanu. 119 min
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a cleaner at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theatre in Paris has invited the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. A delicious comedy, we are showing this film again by popular request.
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