> Skip to content

Trending films

My Planner

Your planner helps you schedule your entire Jewish Internation Film Festival experience. It shows sessions you've saved, in a helpful timeline.

or to save your planner

Your Planner is empty.
Browse Films & Events

Please check your email for password reset instructions.

Audience Award Vote

How many pickles are you giving

Your details to confirm your vote.

Fringe Story (Bashulaim)

Fringe Story

Towards the end of the WWII, sculptor Natan Rappaport used granite stone, meant for a monument celebrating Hitler’s victory, to create a sculpture commemorating the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Forty years later, Yinon Tzafrir and his theatre group ‘Orto-Da’ arrive in Poland to perform their play ‘Meta-Rabin’. Because of a delay in their flight back to Israel they found themselves at a ceremony commemorating the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto, at the place where the sculpture stands. Yinon was left with a strong impression from the sculpture, and was moved to create a play with it as a central hero.

The theatre group present a performance of the Israeli Jewish narrative, spanning from the time of Holocaust until today. Without dialogue, but with movement and gestures of the ‘live’ sculpture, Fringe Story presents a critical view of the modern Jewish Israeli existence.

  • Year


  • Director

    Tor Ben Mayor

JIFF returns to cinemas across Australia in October 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear updates on new titles, special announcements and more!