Opening Night Gala

14 Mar

Genève – Pathé Rex

Pre-screening reception at Banque J. Safra Sarasin


Opening Night Gala: Mr & Mrs Adelman with Nicolas Bedos

19h15 Cocktail- Banque J. Safra Sarasin, 4 rue de la Corraterie, 1204 Genève

Catering by: The President Wilson

20h30 Film- Pathé Rex, 8 rue de la Confederation, 1204 Genève

Followed by a Q&A with director/actor Nicolas Bedos

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Special guests appearing at 2018 Geneva International Jewish Film Festival

Nicolas Bedos

Nicolas Bedos is a French actor, writer and director, whose films include the 2006 comedy Sortie de scene. Mr and Mrs Adelman, which is being screened at the Festival this year, is his directorial debut.

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GIJFF Holocaust Education programme for schools

Our special educational screening at this year’s festival is the documentary film, No Place on Earth.

 No Place on Earth brings to light an extra-ordinary true tale of survival that remained untold for decades. In 1993, Chris Nicola, an American cave enthusiast, was exploring the Ukraine’s “gypsum giants,” some of the longest horizontal caves in the world. Within this labyrinth, he came across signs of former human habitation: buttons, an old house key, a woman’s dress shoe. Locals told him that during World War II, there were rumours of Jewish families hiding from the Nazis in the caves. No one knew what happened to them; over ninety-five per cent of the Jews in this region of Ukraine perished in the Holocaust. It took Nicola nine years to uncover the secret that the cave survivors had kept to themselves after emigrating to Canada and the United States. Now, they were ready to tell their story.

This event is free for schools. To make a booking and for more information please email us at: info@gijff.org.

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