PREVIEW: 21st UK Jewish Film Festival: LGBT stories

The programme of this year’s UK International Jewish Film Festival, set to take place at various locations in London between November 9–26, has been announced and includes three films of LGBT+ interest.

Now in its 21st year, the film festival will include more than 70 feature, short and documentary films, including: The Cakemaker, the debut film by Ofir Raul Graizer which tells the story of a gay German baker and a weary Israeli widow grieving for the same man; The Fabulous Allan Carr, which reveals the story of one of the biggest Hollywood and Broadway producers who brought Grease and La Cage Aux Folles to the public; and Willard Israel: The Essential Link, the untold history of one of Berlin’s biggest department store owners who put his life on the line on many occasions being a socialist and a closet homosexual.

Michael Etherton, Chief Executive of the UK International Jewish Film Festival, says: “At the heart of this year’s festival is a spirit of openness to fresh ideas, new creative talent, and to telling stories from unexpected places that challenge stereotypes and preconceptions.”  

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