You Only Die Twice

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You Only Die Twice

April 2, 6:30: Opening Night with RECEPTION

“Blurs the border between reality and imagination and the result is a rare and stirring family story…a family story that every documentary filmmaker would long for, and no fiction filmmaker would come up with.” (Ynet)

Nominated for the 2018 Ophir Award for Best Documentary

Won the Audience Award and Research Award at the Doc Aviv Film Festival 2018 

In 2010, director Yair Lev’s mother learned that she had inherited a posh cottage in North London. To take possession, all she had to do was prove that she was the daughter of Ernst Bechinsky, the former president of a Jewish community in Austria. What seemed simple instantly became mysterious with the shocking discovery of a second man named Ernst Bechinsky, with the same birthday and birthplace as her father. Lev, grandson of the real Bechinsky, turned detective and set out with co-creator David Deri to investigate. What unfolded is this astonishing and suspenseful film, a drama of survival and collaboration from a long time ago that holds beautiful messages for today. Produced by David Deri and Markus Glaser.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)


Opening Night w/ RECEPTION
Tuesday, Apr. 2 2019, 6:30
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For opening night of WJFF year we’re doing something a little different, something to open the festival with a bigger, more inclusive bang—we’re opening with not one, but two programs in two separate theaters!  The first film is You Only Die Twice, the New York premiere of a brilliant and timely documentary, a mystery that will keep you guessing throughout. And the second is not a film but the first four episodes of the new hit comedy series from Israel about the Haredim called The New Black (Shababniks). And we’ll all exchange notes about both at the reception afterwards (yes, this year with kosher wine.) —Brian Ackerman

This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.

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