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UK Jewish Film Festival – Edinburgh – Who’s Afraid of Jewish Humour? – 5pm

November 13


Country Germany    Year  2022   Duration  72 min

From Hershel of Ostropol to Lenny Bruce, Ephraim Kishon to Mel Brooks, if there is one thing that unites all Jews, it is their self-deprecating, hilarious sense of humour, or so the myth goes. In this new documentary, filmmakers Jascha Hannover’s (Hollywood’s Second World War) and Arkadij Kahet’s (Masel Tov Cocktail) set out to explore the origins of Jewish humour, tracing the use of irony and satire back to the Bible. Featuring archival footage from around the globe and comedy experts from Europe and Israel, Who’s Afraid of Jewish Humour? celebrates a very long tradition of Jews being seriously and agonisingly funny.

Part of the Alan Howard International Documentary Film Strand

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UK Jewish Film is a registered charity (No 1072914).

UK Jewish Film is dedicated to developing an environment in which Jewish film entertains, educates and enlightens diverse audiences in the UK and internationally. Throughout the year we bring the best of world cinema, provide support and training to new and emerging filmmakers, and produce education events including exploring holocaust, genocide, racism and interfaith themes with a variety of audiences including students and young people.


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