Boston Jewish Film Festival

Swiss films “The Gruninger File” and “Yalom’s Cure” will be screened at this year’s festival

Event Details


November 04, 2015 8:00 am - November 16, 2015 5:00 pm America/New York (UTC-05:00)

The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, this Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture. This year we’re pleased to announce the presentation of two films from Swiss directors: The Gruninger File, directed by Alain Gsponer, and Yalom’s Cure, directed by Sabine Gisier. See below for details about each film.


The Gruninger File

This film is based on the incredible untold story of a man who risked everything to save thousands of Jews. In 1938, the Nazis annexed Austria, and Switzerland closed its borders to Jewish refugees. Working against orders, Swiss Police Commander Paul Gruninger put his career at stake when he allowed 3,600 Austrian Jews to pass into Switzerland. The story of his heroism is told as a suspenseful thriller, relating a tense war of wits fought between Paul Gruninger and his superiors in the Swiss police force.

Director: Alain Gsponer
Switzerland / Austria / Germany, 2014
Narrative 92 min
Swiss-German and German, with English subtitles.

Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 PM
Marblehead Warwick Cinema
123 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA 01945
Tickets here.

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Maynard Fine Arts Theatre Place
19 Summer St, Maynard, MA 01754
Tickets here.




Yalom’s Cure

Irvin D. Yalom, a bestselling author, popular scholar, and existentialist, is one of the most influential psychotherapists living today. His work has been described as mind-bending, stunning, inspiring, haunting, and life-changing. Here, Yalom takes us on an existential journey through the many layers of the human psyche while sharing his fundamental wisdom and insight into his own inner life. This screening is in partnership with Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Off the Couch series.

Director: Sabine Gisier
Documentary, 77 min
East Coast Premiere

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Tickets here.




For more info please visit the official BJFF site.