August 4, 2021

Jewish Film Festival announces summer program

Movies include ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’

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The Austin Jewish Film Festival is streaming several films as part of its summer offerings.

Already streaming at the festival’s website is “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit,” a historical family drama about a German-Jewish girl and her relatives who are forced to flee after her father vanishes. It’s directed by Caroline Link and based on Judith Kerr’s semi-autobiographical novel.

Also screening is “Asia,” a feature about a woman named Asia who became a mother at a young age, and struggles to raise her daughter Vika, after moving from Russia to Israel.

Shira Haas stars as Vika, and viewers may know her from the recent TV series “Unorthodox.” The film is written and directed by Ruthy Priba.



The summer series continues with the documentary “After Munich,” streaming from July 10 through 18. It’s the story off the 1972 Munich Olympics, when a Palestinian terrorist group stormed the Israeli athletes’ quarters. The story is told through the eyes of four women who were directly affected by that day: an athlete, a widow and two undercover agents.

The festival will also be streaming the limited series “Labyrinthe of Peace” from July 18 to Aug. 15. It focuses on a family in Switzerland after World War II, where they discover that the facade of peace has been bought with the blood of the victims of war. Mike Schaerer directs six episodes, each running 51 minutes.

For tickets, trailers and more information about the films, visit austinjff.org


Charles Ealy
Charles Ealy is a former movies editor for The Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman.

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