Director: Paul Morrison. Cast: Maureen Lipman, Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts. Country: UK. Language: English, Welsh and Yiddish with English subtitles.
This Oscar-nominated classic of British-Jewish cinema is 20 years old this year. Set amid the anti-Jewish riots of 1911, and starring Maureen Lipman, Ioan Gruffudd and Nia Roberts, Solomon and Gaenor tells the story of a young Orthodox-Jewish man in South Wales who falls in love with a local girl. Will their love survive their respective communities’ prejudice and fear? A passionate, exquisitely shot and deeply-emotional film.
The 23rd UK Jewish Festival is proud to be presenting its first major tour of the country. A fantastic range of gems from the Jewish cultural world will be seen in 21 towns and cities in the UK. And the great news is that you don’t have to be Jewish to come along! For more information about the tour, visit ukjewishfilm.org