Jewish Feature Films
Baron, Lawrence, Shofar
Anna's Summer. Director: Jeanine Meerapfel (Greece/Germany/Spain: Integral Film/Milena Film, 2001).
A Jewish woman who has inherited her family home in Greece rediscovers her Sephardic heritage.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story. Director: Robert Dornhelm(USA:ABC,2001).
The story of Anne Frank before and during her family's attempt to hide from the Nazis and in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen after they are betrayed.
Belated Wedding. Director: Dover Kosashvilli (Israel: Transfix Films, 2001).
A marriage is arranged for a Russian Jewish immigrant, but instead he falls in love with a divorced single mother.
The Believer. Director: Henry Bean (USA: Fuller Films/Seven Arts, 2001).
A Jewish college student becomes increasingly devout much to the dismay of his family and friends.
Brooklyn Babylon. Director: Marc Levin (US/UK: 2001).
A Rastafarian falls in love with an Orthodox Jewish woman.
Buchachi. Director: Nati Adler (Israel: Reshet and Roll, 2001).
The story of a cook for the Israeli Air Force who lives his life in obscurity compared to the celebrated pilots he serves.
Caravan 841. Director: Zion Rubin (Israel: Reshet/Donna, 2001).
Ethiopian Jewish boy living in an immigrant camp has divided loyalties between the rabbi who teaches him and an African-American jazz musician who plays in Israeli bars.
Charlotte Gray. Director: Gillian Armstrong (Germany, UK, Australia: Channel Four Films, 2001).
A Scottish woman joins the French Resistance to save her lover who is a downed RAF pilot in a German POW camp.
Children of the Setting Suns. Director: Martin Doepner (Canada, 2001).
Three stories illustrating the impact of commuism, Nazism, and liberalism on the lives of three of their supporters during the 20th century.
Conspiracy. Director: Frank Pierson (USA: HBO, 2001).
A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference.
Daybreak Berlin. Director: Laura Bialis (USA: Univ. of Southern Ca., 2001).
A member of the German resistance who helped Jews and political dissidents finds it hard to cope with the new realities of Germany after its defeat by the Allies.
Detained. Director: Anat Even (Israel: Anat Even, 2001).
Three Arab women cope with Israeli security in their hometown of Hebron.
Eden. Director: Amox Gitai (France: 2001).
Life in the Yishuv during World War Two and up through 1947.
Edges of the Lord. Director: Yurek Bogayevicz (USA: 2001).
Coming of age story of a Jewish boy hidden with a Polish Catholic family during World War Two.
Focus. Director: Neal Slavin (USA: Paramount Classics, 2001).
Towards the end of World War Two, a Gentile couple in the United States are mistaken for Jews and find themselves the victims of antisemitism.
Grey Zone. Director: Tim Blake Nelson (USA: Millenium Films, 2001).
The terrible choices faced by a doctor in Auschwitz and Jewish members of the Sonderkommando.
Haven. Director: John Gray (USA: CBS, 2001).
Miniseries about the 982 refugees President Roosevelt brought from Europe and interned in Oswego, New York from 1944 until 1946.
Invincible. Director: Werner Herzog (UK: Fine Line Films, 2001). …