Ari Folman’s Anne Frank animated film to open Jerusalem Film Fest
Tickets for the annual Jerusalem film festival went on sale Monday for the full lineup of international films screened during the festival’s 11 days.
Ari Folman’s animation “Where’s Anne Frank?” Will open the event with an outdoor screening at Sultan’s Pool, an amphitheater nestled under the walls of the Old City.
The festival, which runs from August 24 to September 4, will showcase more than 100 full-length feature films, with winners from major film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Sundance.
The films will be screened at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, as well as in the local Lev and Smadar cinemas.
Free films will also be shown in neighborhoods of Jerusalem using roving trucks.
Films presented at the festival include the winner of the Cannes Grand Prix “Compartment No.6”, on the train journey of a Finnish student and a Russian worker through Russia to Murmans, and the winner of the Palme d’Or de Cannes “Titane”, a horror thriller body.
There is also “Memoria”, the winner of the Grand Jury of Cannes with Tilda Swinton, about a woman visiting her sister in Bogota who cannot sleep after being awakened one morning by a mysterious sonic boom .
Other Cannes winners include ‘Annette’, a musical drama that won Best Director for Leon Carax, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.
From the United States, the winner of Sundance “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution could not be televised)”, about the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969, when history, culture, music and black fashion were celebrated during the same period. like the famous Woodstock Music Festival.
Other American films screened at the Jerusalem Festival include “Ailey,” about the great American dancer Alvin Ailey, and “Deception,” based on the film by American author Philip Roth.
“Mothering Sunday” is a long-awaited period drama starring Colin Firth and Olivia Colman, a story based on the events of one day in post-World War I England.