Your planner helps you schedule your entire JIFF experience. It shows sessions you've saved, in a helpful timeline.
or to save your planner
Your Planner is empty.
Browse Films & Events
“An essential film about the Holocaust" – Cinedivergente
Israeli auteur Amos Gitai directs the poetic Holocaust drama Tsili, based on Aharon Appelfeld’s 1982 novel. Entirely in Yiddish language, Gitai’s film tells the story of a young Jewish woman named Tsili who hides in a forest south of Czernowicz after her entire family has been deported to the camps. Submerged in the nightmare of the war, Tsili gathers all the forces of intuition and vitality to survive in her desperate universe.
This adaptation of Appelfeld’s powerful book, shot in Yiddish, gives fresh intimacy and urgency to the story of Tsili, and follows her subsequent wandering and search for meaning following the war.
Stay up to date with JIFF news and films during the year, and for regular updates and insider news during the festival period.