"Saviors in the Night" is an award-winning film from German director Ludi Boeken (Deadlines), and is coming soon to theaters from Menemsha Films! "Saviors in the Night" tells the harrowing true story of Marga Spiegel (Veronica Ferres) and her family, who were saved from certain death at the hands of the Nazis by their German neighbors and the bond of community that they shared. "Saviors in the Night" won the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at the Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival. The film was also the Opening Night Film of the New York Jewish Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and has screened at film festivals all over the world.
Synopsis: Menne Spiegel (Armin Rohde, Run Lola Run) was an old friend, a decorated fellow veteran of WWI, and a Jew. Despite being patriotic Germans and Nazi sympathizers, the Aschoff family, fellow farmers of Westphalia, took in Menne's wife Marga (Veronica Ferres) and daughter Karin and hid them, rescuing them from deportation and certain death.
"Saviors in the Night" (German Title: Unter Bauern) is based on the experiences of Marga Spiegel, whose memoirs became a bestseller in Germany. She is currently 97 years old and still lives in Germany.
A Matter of Size, the hit Israeli comedy that has been playing to packed houses and rapturous laughter at film festivals around the world, is coming soon to American theaters! Variety calls the film ludicrously funny, and MTV says its hilarious. Come see the film that everyone is talking about!
The film tells the story of four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle who are fed up of dieting and the weight loss club they belong to. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. When he loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, Herzl discovers the world of Sumo, where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated.
Through the restaurant owner Kitano (Togo Igawa), a former Japanese Sumo coach (supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), Herzl and his friends fall in love with a sport involving "two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos". However, Herzls dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava, a plus-size social worker. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.
This film, directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor, won three Israeli Academy Awards, as well as Audience Awards at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
A Matter of Size conveys a powerful message of acceptance and inner beauty, but does so in a hilarious, light-hearted manner. The movie is peppered with dry Israeli humor, musical montages, and loveable characters that audiences will be rooting for from beginning to end! A Matter of Size has something for everyone- competitive sports, laugh out loud dialogue, romance, a positive message and optimistic outlook. Nobody will want to sit out on this massively appealing comedy! In Hebrew with English subtitles, A Matter of Size runs 90 minutes and is unrated.