Death, Jewish, Religion, Family, Youth, Relationships, Australia
After the death of his father, Yuri returns from Israel to the strict Chasidic community of Sydney. Losing his faith in Judaism, he rejects his former girlfriend Rivka and starts driving taxis. He falls for Sarita and in his grieving state takes much more from their budding friendship than she does. In his confused search for intimacy he ends up in some of the least intimate spaces, like porn shops and peepshows. Jewboy is a film about a young man's search for his place in the world, his family and his faith.
SBS Annual Report 03-04, 05-06
Jetty Distribution, Madman Entertainment c2007, Fortissimo Film Sales (International Sales)
P: Libby Sharpe, P: Liz Watts
SBSi, AFC Project Development Branch, Porchlight Films
Fresh Australian Drama
SBS TV Broadcast Date
Adelaide International Film Festival (19/2/2005), Cannes Film Festival (19/5/2005), Indiannapolis Film Festival (27/4/2006), Cannes Film Festival (2005), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2005), Melbourne International Film Festival (2005), Pusan International Film Festival (2005), Sydney Film Festival (2005), Sundance Film Festival (2006)
All Titles in Strand: Jammin in the Middle E, Stranded, Jewboy, The Heartbreak Tour, The Glenmore Job
“Jewboy,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed January 19, 2018, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3961.