'Closer to the Moon' by Nae Caranfil – to open the UK Jewish Film Festival 2015

07/11/2015 @ BFI Southbank

The 19th edition of the prestigious UK Jewish Film Festival opens with 'Closer to the Moon' ('Mai aproape de lună') by renowned Romanian director Nae Caranfil.

We are happy to partner up with the festival and support the opening night gala on 7th November.

Director Nae Caranfil and actors Allan Corduner, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser, Christian McKay and Joe Armstrong will attend a Q&A after the screening.

Prized with nine awards, including Best Feature and Best Director at the Romanian Film Awards, the film will carry the audience straight into the middle of a unique and unbelievable 1959 Bucharest, where a quintet of Jewish intellectuals are planning a daring robbery of the National Bank.

‘A wonderfully inventive and fast-paced comic heist movie starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga, based on the true story of a group of Jewish friends and former Resistance members who set out to rob a bank. Set in Communist Romania in 1959, as a tide of anti-Semitism sees Jews demoted or dismissed from their posts, the friends decide to retaliate by staging a breathtaking robbery, designed to look like a movie shoot. Full of charm and intriguing plot twists, with winning performances from a talented cast of familiar British actors.’ - UK Jewish Film website

“One of those strange footnotes in history that deserves the big-screen treatment” - The Guardian

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjlMpAzI8Ao

Director: Nae Caranfil
Cast: Mark Strong, Vera Farmiga, Tim Plester

Country: Romania, USA
Year: 2014
Language: English


When: Saturday 7 November 2015, 20:30pm
Where: BFI Southbank, The South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

Tickets: http://ukjewishfilm.org/film/closer-to-the-moon/