SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS BEST-OF-FEST: FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMANN
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Seattle Jewish Film Festival and Temple Beth Hatfiloh present:
Farewell, Mr. Haffmann
$12 General Admission / $9 OFS
6:30pm doors / 7pm film
Paris 1941. François Mercier is an ordinary man whose only goal is to start a family with Blanche, the woman he loves. François works for Mr. Haffmann, a talented Jewish jeweler. Under the German occupation, the employer and employee are forced to strike a deal which, over the following months, will upend the fate of all concerned.
Dir: Fred Cavayé / 2022 / French / 116 min
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival is a cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s Arts + Ideas Program and fulfills SJCC’s community-building mission of amplifying profound Jewish experiences for everyone and all generations. SJFF is “cinemanna” for film-lovers: a cinematic feast for the eyes and, like manna from heaven, a surprise gift of sustenance for the soul and the community.
We have selected two of the “Best of Fest” films from our 28th annual festival that best illustrate the power of cinema and “cinemanna,” and in particular the artistry of filmmaking about Holocaust subjects, one a French documentary, one a French feature film and our 2023 Audience Award Winner for Best Film. THE ART OF SILENCE is a revelatory documentary about the famous mime artist, Marcel Marceau, “unmasking” his enigmatic personal and family history in an artistically moving way. FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMANN is a transfixing drama that has garnered accolades on the festival circuit, including the Aspen Film Festival jury prize, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival grand prize, and our own SJFF 2023 Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.
SCREENING: THU 9/28 7PM
Tickets are available online and at the box office 30 minutes before showtimes.