Premiere Status: Australian Premiere
Festival Appearances/Awards: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this sweeping historical drama about a man searching for his childhood best friend – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust – who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
With a stunning musical score, The Song of Names premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
Adapted from the award-winning novel by Norman Lebrecht.
The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) celebrates extraordinary Jewish-themed film from Israel and the Jewish diaspora. In 2019, JIFF presents a diverse program of film from around the globe including Opening Night documentary 'Ask Dr Ruth', which celebrates the life and legacy of sex therapist Dr Ruth Westheimer; 'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles' which considers the impact of Fiddler on the Roof the world over, and Closing Night feature 'Jojo Rabbit'. The new WW II satire film from Jewish Maori director Taika Waititi has its first Australian screenings at JIFF.