Monthly Screenings

The Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Jewish & Holocaust Cinema Foundation and the Yad Vashem Visual Center Present The Awards in The Jewish Experience Competition:


For films dealing with Jewish heritage


For artistic achievement in Holocaust-related film

Kindly endowed by Michaela and Leon Constantiner, USA

Ask Dr. Ruth

Dir.: Ryan White
| 100 minutes

A documentary about Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering sexologist who became a household name in the 1980s and continues to work incessantly. The film tells the story of her childhood in which she escaped the Nazis but lost her parents.

Die Kinder der Toten

Dir.: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska
| 90 minutes

Directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska base their bold film on Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s monumental novel. This is a horror movie shot in 8mm and in silent film format. Winner of the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the Berlinale.

Heimat is a Space in Time

Dir.: Thomas Heise
| 218 minutes

Senior German documentary filmmaker, Thomas Heise, uses materials from his private archive to weave together the story of his family. His personal narrative reflects and uncovers the tumultuous national narrative of modern Germany.

An Impossible Love

Dir.: Catherine Corsini
| 135 minutes

In 1950s France, a romance between a young woman from a provincial town and wealthy Parisian man ends abruptly, despite the woman’s pregnancy. Thus begins an intelligent, sweeping melodrama based on a celebrated novel.


Dir.: Yolande Zauberman
| 105 minutes

Years after leaving the orthodox Jewish world, Menachen returns to Bnei Brak to face a dark secret from the past. His journey sheds light on a repressed and particularly disturbing phenomenon. An award-winning documentary. 


Dir.: László Nemes
| 142 minutes

In Oscar winner (Son of Saul) László Nemes’s new film, a young woman arrives in Budapest in 1913 to work at a store that her deceased parents had once owned. Instead, she becomes caught up in a tempestuous journey on the eve of WWI. 

Ziva Postec, The Editor Behind the Film Shoah

Dir.: Catherine Hébert
| 92 minutes

Israeli film editor Ziva Postec worked in France in the 1960s and 70s with leading directors, such as Alain Resnais and Orson Welles. This film focuses on the highlight of her career—six years during which she edited Claude Lanzmann’s monumental film, Shoah