Mosaic Film

Mosaic Film meets monthly and offers film-lovers an opportunity to share this interest. A variety of films are shown, mostly of Jewish or Israeli interest, with some foreign-language films with English subtitles. Presentations have ranged from comedy to drama to documentary, and have included the following titles over the last 12 months:

Keeping up with the Steins, The Debt, Max, The Counterfeiters, The Infidel, Sarah’s Key, Imaginary Witness, Crossfire, Leon the Pig Farmer, Life is Beautiful, A Serious Man and The Lemon Tree.

The screenings start at 8pm at Bessborough Road, and are followed by a short discussion. Light refreshments are provided; a donation to a synagogue charity is appreciated.

For details of the next Mosaic Film screening, see the calendar, and for further information about Mosaic Film, contact us

Next film:

Film Mosaic – “Fear Eats the Soul”

Tuesday November 28

8.00 pm. Emmi, a lonely cleaner loves Ali, a Moroccan immigrant who is 20 years her junior, much to the chagrin of the 1970s resentfully racist “anständig” (Civilised) post war Munich middle class.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s movie is a heart-rending and extremely prescient drama. When  Fassbinder’s 1974 movie Fear Eats the Soul was nationally re-released as part of a retrospective at London’s BFI Southbank a couple of year ago, audiences found it quietly amazing nearly 40 years after its initial release: a simple, clear story and yet with its own sophisticated moral intelligence.

Fassbinder’s film offers a dispassionate dissection of the social pressures and racial hatred (still) apparent in 70s Germany. It is a love story between two lonely souls and an indictment of hidden xenophobia and racism that still existed in Germany. (German with English Subtitles)

Donations for our chosen charity would be appreciated if you care to give.