Magazine article Screen International

UK Premiere of Paris-Manhattan to Open the UK Jewish Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

UK Premiere of Paris-Manhattan to Open the UK Jewish Film Festival

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Writer/director Sophie Lellouc's debut feature [pictured] to open the festival at the BFI Southbank in London and at Manchester's Parrs Wood Cineworld.

The UK Jewish Film Festival (UKJFF), which runs Nov 1-18, will open with the UK premiere of Sophie Lellouc's Paris-Manhattan, a film about a young woman whose choices in life and love are shaped by the philosophies of her favourite filmmaker, Woody Allen.

This year's UKJFF will show more than 50 feature films, documentaries, short films and TV specials from all over the world at venues across London. In a first for the festival, simultaneous screenings will take place in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.

The festival was founded in 1997 and has since provided an unrivalled showcase for works on Jewish themes by filmmakers from all over the world. This year's edition will host more than 40 UK premieres of films from countries including Israel, the UK, France, Holland, the US, Croatia, Portugal, Austria, Sweden and Brazil. …

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