AJFF Playback Narrative Week Four Results

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 20th anniversary season continues online with an interactive film contest. We invite you, our loyal audience, to cast a vote for your favorite films from our festival vault, and help determine which will claim the title of “2020 AJFF Playback Winner" in the categories of short, documentary, and narrative.

Lore vs. Yossi & Jagger


Dir: Cate Shortland • Australia, Germany, United Kingdom • 2012 • 108 mins • German, with subtitles

In this visually spellbinding, acclaimed coming-of-age story, a bewildered German teen is suddenly confronted with the harsh realities of survival and adulthood in the grim final days of the Third Reich. Left to fend for themselves after their Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore (a standout debut by Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings seek refuge with their grandmother in Hamburg. Along the journey, the children are exposed to the consequences of Nazism and meet a young Jewish survivor (Kai Malina), prompting them to question their anti-Semitic indoctrination. This lyrical and intense adaptation of a Rachel Seiffert novel is directed by Cate Shortland. Featured at the 2013 AJFF.


Yossi & Jagger
Dir: Eytan Fox • Israel • 2002 • 65 mins • Hebrew, with subtitles

Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. When they receive orders to prepare for a night ambush, their leadership and their secret relationship becomes complicated. Without flag-waving or ideological posturing, Eytan Fox's touching romantic drama tells the story of young people trying to survive and find happiness in an impossible world. Yossi & Jagger became a critical and commercial hit, engaging audiences with its honest portrayals and timeless message. Winner of the Best Actor award at the Tribeca Film Festival for Ohad Knoller. Featured at the 2004 AJFF.

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