This heartbreaking classic of British-Jewish cinema is set amid the anti-Jewish riots of 1911. Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts and Maureen Lipman, Solomon and Gaenor tells the story of a young Orthodox-Jewish man in South Wales who falls in love with a local girl. The film is shot in Welsh and Yiddish and was nominated for Best Foreign Language film in the 2000 Oscars.
The 23rd UK Jewish Film Festival features, for the first time, a wide-scale tour of the UK, which includes screenings of films with Jewish content in 21 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Followed by a Q&A with the film's producer Paul Morrison and actress Nia Roberts (Bang/Hidden/Keeping Faith).
ABOUT UK JEWISH FILM
The UK Jewish Film Festival is an annual film festival dedicated to British and world cinema that explores Jewish life, history and culture. It was founded in 1997 and takes place in November, in London and tours to other UK towns and cities. The festival is part of UK Jewish Film, a registered charity, which also:
• Delivers film education programmes for young people exploring racism, antisemitism and interfaith issues;
• Provides training and networking opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers through its Film Lab programme;
• Commissions two new short films each year through its Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film:
• Organises film festivals abroad including, since 2011, the annual Geneva International Jewish Film Festival in Switzerland.
Public tickets available to purchase via Chapter.