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Jewish Film Fest 32 begins with film starring Inglourious Basterds heroine

French star Mélanie Laurent is the lead in "The Day I Saw Your Heart," opening night film of the Jewish Film Festival's 2012-2013 season

Jewish Film Fest 32 begins with film starring Inglourious Basterds heroine


A comedy drama starring Inglourious Basterds’  Mélanie Laurent opens the 32nd Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Saturday, Nov. 3. The Day I Saw Your Heart follows the tumultuous life of a Parisienne artist, grappling with romantic and familial issues. Veteran Gallic thespian Michel Blanc plays Laurent’s character’s dad. Also in the JFF’s opening weekend lineup: Kaddish for a Friend, about an elderly Jewish war veteran and a young Palestinian immigrant living in the same Berlin apartment building, screening Sunday evening at the Gershman Y; Room 514, a drama about four young Israeli soldiers, screening the same day and time at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and Omar Killed Me, a tense courtoom drama about a Moroccan immigrant accused of murdering his employer, showing Monday night at the Gershman Y.

More than 20 features, docs and shorts are on the schedule for the season, which runs through April. Venues include the Gershman Y, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Hiway Theater. For complete schedule and ticket info, call: 215-545-4400, or go to      

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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