Polish Bourekas


This short film programme presents the common challenges of a region.

The special project „Our Place in Time” aims to highlight the common Jewish heritage and the many cultural links between the Visegrad countries. A selection of four short films from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia will spotlight valuable works of Jewish-themed cinema from the region from recent years. The diversity of the films also reflects the different realities of Jewish life and the connections between places and times. 

„Our Place in Time” begins with a flashback to a horrific past within an enigmatic narrative; follows with a theatrical and creative expression of contemporary issues of Jewish identity; then brings two generations together in a troubled but hopeful present; and concludes with an ominous look at contemporary events of hatred, brutality and the prejudices that fuel them. 


The programme is organised by JCC Budapest  in partnership with The Camera of David Foundation WJFF (Poland), JCC Prague (Czech Republic) and TACHLES TV (Slovakia). The screening is funded by The International Visegrad Fund. We also thank the Gólem Jewish Theatre in Budapest, Kolnoa – Israeli Film Festival in Prague and POLIN Polish Jewish History Museum in Warsaw for their cooperation.

Creators Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe based their project at the Polin museum residency on the pre-war Yiddish theatres of Warsaw and the characteristics of the Israeli film genre bourekas, popular in the 1960s and 1970s. No, not the pastry!


December 1. Thursday 19:00, Puskin, Amacord

Original Title

Polish Bourekas


Czech Repuplic, 2014


czech drama, Language: czech with hungarian, english subtitles


Tamara Mozyes, Shlomi Yaffe