You can watch the Jewish International Film Festival at home

With cinemas shuttered across Australia, avid moviegoers have been re-directed to their sofas and the plethora of streaming services on offer. But that doesn’t mean that the film festival experience has to grind to a complete halt.

While we cross our fingers and hope for Covid-19 to pass in time for this year’s Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) planned for October, artistic director Eddie Tamir is taking decisive action now.

The festival has just added a triple bill of top picks from the 2019 program to an exciting collection of previous fest highlights available as video-on-demand treats.

The newbies include director Avi Nesher’s family drama and Israeli box office champion The Other Story, Latvian holocaust thriller The Mover and, if you’re after lighter fare, witty Russian satire The Humorist.

The films are available for 72-hour rentals or to buy outright at various prices. Expect to see more festivals joining JIFF in embracing VOD platforms soon.

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