National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2014 – “Friends From France”

May 11, 2014 $12.00

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – In this unique political thriller set in 1979 inside the deep freeze behind the Iron Curtain, a young couple, Carole (singer/actress Soko) and Jérôme (Jérémie Lippmann), visit Odessa on an organized tour–but that’s their cover story. In fact, they are French Jews on a dangerous mission to visit with refuseniks, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime. While risk-taking Carole is motivated by politics, Jérôme is driven by his attraction to Carole.

Directors: Anne Weil & Philippe Kotlarski | France/Germany/Canada/Russia | 2013 | 100m | French, Russian & Hebrew w/ English subtitles

preceded by
In dangerous acts of defiance, Soviet Jewish dissidents in the 1980s risk everything to stage Purim plays in this short documentary. (Israel, 2013, 13m, Russian w/ English subtitles, Director: Anat Vovnoboy)

CO-PRESENTED BY: Israel Campus Roundtable
SPONSORS: Action for Post Soviet Jewry; Goethe-Institut Boston

Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
17th Annual Film Festival
May 1-11



Event Location: West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St, Newton, 02465

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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$12.00 General Admission

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