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Solomon a Gaenor + Q&A + Black Hat (Bangor)

Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 5:30pm
Pontio, Bangor
To mark the 20th anniversary of Solomon a Gaenor join us for a special screening of the multi-BAFTA Cymru winning/nominated film, followed by a Q&A.

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.

A bilingual discussion about the film will be taking place at Bangor’s Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre on Sunday 8th December.

The feature will be preceded by a screening of Black Hat.

Black Hat - WINNER Iris Prize

2019 Sarah Smith | USA | 15 mins

At first blush, Shmuel is a pious Hasidic man leading a simple life. But when his family leave town for a few days, Shmuel steps out of his routine and into a world lit by the mirror ball and coloured lights. When he misplaces his black hat along the way, his two lives connect in ways he never could have predicted. Sarah Smith is the 13th winner of the Iris Prize.

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.

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