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
Tuesday February 20
8.00 pm. As war brews over Warsaw in 1939 while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. A young couple continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but when the German Luftwaffe hammers the Polish capital, their life’s work together with the city, turns to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort & many of its animals tragically destroyed, what was once an animals’ zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, & Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. This is the dramatic & heart rending story of Jan & Antonina who, regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, taking matters into their own hands & sheltering 300 Jews under the Germans’ noses.