2022 NH Jewish Film Festival

The Un-Word

NH Premiere

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM 

Red River Theatres, Concord, NH 

Admission: $12/person

 

Also available virtually during Bonus Week,

April 11–April 24

Admission: $12/household  

 

Director: Leo Khasin

Narrative, 2020, Germany

89 minutes

German with English subtitles

 

In this snappy German satire laying bare the discords of modern multiculturalism, tempers flare after a Jewish student is goaded by Muslim classmates into a schoolyard brawl, injuring an Iranian and a Palestinian student. A hopelessly naïve teacher arranges a summit with the fuming parents and spineless principal. But her do-gooder attempts at peacemaking, complete with Palestinian and Israeli flags decorating the snacks, expose her own misguided beliefs. As they all point fingers, the hard-nosed school inspector must restore order. Inspired by writer-director Leo Khasin’s own upbringing as a Russian Jew in Berlin, this darkly humorous conversation-starter seeks a common language in the unending fight against intolerance.

 

Selection: UK Jewish Film Festival 2021, Austin Jewish Film Festival 2021, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2022, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2022

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