Monthly Screenings

JFF Classics

Newly restored prints of unforgettable masterpieces

2001: A Space Odyssey

Dir.: Stanley Kubrick
| 164 minutes

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece follows two astronauts and a super-computer on their journey to Jupiter. This newly restored version premiered at Cannes in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

The Ancient Law

Dir.: Ewald André Dupont
| 135 minutes

A rabbi’s son dreams of becoming an actor. He becomes a great star in Vienna, but success does not relieve his guilt and homesickness. The restored print of this rare silent film premiered at this year’s Berlinale.

The Cranes Are Flying

Dir.: Mikhail Kalatozov
| 95 minutes

With her fiancé on the battlefront, Veronika must go on with her routine and wait for a sign of life as WWII rages on. A digitally-restored print of Mikhail Kalatozov’s Soviet masterpiece, winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or in 1958.

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

Dir.: Yasujiro Ozu
| 115 minutes

In 1950s Tokyo, a sophisticated woman grows tired of her arranged marriage to a man focused on his work. A restored version of Yasujiro Ozu’s (Tokyo Story) tender and insightful portrait of marriage which premiered at Venice FF.



Dir.: Amy Scott
| 90 minutes

Celebrating American filmmaker Hal Ashby, this documentary offers a rare glimpse into his personal life and the unique style that led to his Hollywood success—and inevitable downfall. Featuring prominent filmmakers and actors.

Hitler's Hollywood

Dir.: Rüdiger Suchsland
| 105 minutes

Based on archival footage from German films produced between 1933-1945, this documentary debates the entertainment industry’s submission to Nazi demands and ponders its double role as a propaganda mouthpiece and escapist space.

Les Misérables (ciné-concert)

Hugo - Fescourt - Zygel
| 381 minutes

Victor Hugo’s novel comes to life in a spectacular digital restoration of Henri Fescourt’s 1925 silent-film adaptation. The screening will be accompanied by live music performed by esteemed French pianist Jean-François Zygel.

Life According to Agfa

Dir.: Assi Dayan
| 100 minutes

Over the course of a single night in the early 1990s, all the mythological characters in Israeli society gather in a small Tel Aviv pub in Tel Aviv. Assi Dayan’s exemplary film in a new digitally-restored print screened at this year’s Berlinale.

My Twentieth Century

Az én XX. századom
| 105 minutes

A surreal film combining historical events and the story of twins separated at birth. Twenty years later, they meet on the Orient Express: one, a wealthy woman; the other, an anarchist. A restored copy of the Caméra d'Or winner, Cannes, 1989.