The movie about the first woman that became a practicing Rabbi is included in MJFF program
Winners of the 5th Moscow Jewish Film Festival
Jacqueline Gmach, a Jury member of the 5th MJFF, prepared a project for the Festival's audience
Honorary prize of the 5th Moscow Jewish Film Festival for outstanding contribution to the development of Jewish cinema in Russia
The film about Regina Jonas is nominated for "True story" in MJFF
Regina Jonas was a woman with a complex and unusual life story. She was the first woman that became a practicing Rabbi, she was a friend and assistant of Victor Frankl, she never stopped practicing, even while being in Aushwitz. Her love to the rabbi Joseph Norden that she met at the age of 37 witness only their love letters that survived the Holocaust.
The Hungarian director Diana Groo dedicated a documentary feature film to Regina's remarkable story. In the film we can see documentary footage of life in Berlin in the 1920s- with parks, synagogues and Jewish schools. The culture that was destroyed by the Nazi regime. The film was voiced by Rachel Weisz.
The film is nominated for the "True Story" prize in the program of 1st Moscow Jewish Film festival.