Category: Competition, Documentary Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

Diana Groo


Country: Hungary, United Kingdom, Germany

Duration: 63 min.

Director: Diana Groo

Genre: Documentary, Drama, Biography, History

Screenplay: Diana Groo

Producers: Alan Rich, George Weisz, Gideon Wittenberg, Ivan Angelus, Julia Berkes

Operator: Sandor Kardos

Composer: Daniel Kardos

Editor: Agnes Mogor

Narrator: Rachel Weisz

Category: Competition, Documentary Feature

Age limitations : 12+


The story of Regina Jonas, the world's first woman Rabbi lived in Berlin of the 1930s. Regina felt that she was born to be a Rabbi, but women were barred from becoming a Rabbi according to the Jewish laws. The use of archive and experimental editing technique adds a magical layer which pulls the audience into this unique story of struggle and faith.

Rewards and nominations

  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival 2013 - Nominated: Audience Award
  • Hungarian Film Critics Awards 2013 - Special Award 
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 - The Jewish Experience Award
  • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2013 - Nominated: Best Central and Eastern European Documentary
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 - Nominated: Best Documentary 
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Audience Award - Special Mention