Jewboy

Title

Jewboy

Subject

Death, Jewish, Religion, Family, Youth, Relationships, Australia

Description

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.

Source

SBS Annual Report 03-04, 05-06
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20483478
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/find-a-film/detail.aspx?tid=19623&grp=t&s=jewboy&sin=titles&ystart=1970&yend=2017
http://www.porchlightfilms.com.au/jewboy/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439646/
http://aso.gov.au/titles/short-features/jewboy/clip1/

Rights

Jetty Distribution, Madman Entertainment c2007, Fortissimo Film Sales (International Sales)

Format

Short Feature

Date Issued

2005

Duration

52 mins

Director

Tony Krawitz

Writer

Tony Krawitz

Producer

P: Libby Sharpe, P: Liz Watts

Contributor

SBSi, AFC Project Development Branch, Porchlight Films

Date Commissioned

2003-2004

Strand

Fresh Australian Drama

Production Fund

Special

SBS TV Broadcast Date

2005-2006

Alternative Exhibition

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)

Comments

All Titles in Strand: Jammin in the Middle E, Stranded, Jewboy, The Heartbreak Tour, The Glenmore Job

Files

Citation

“Jewboy,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed November 20, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3961.