2013 Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

This year’s crop of 20 independent and international films include a premiere showing of Hava Nagila, a family program with last year’s favorite, David, and two showings each of three outstanding dramas sure to be audience favorites: The Other Son, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, and My Best EnemyClick here for a full schedule.

My Best Enemy

Monday, April 15 @ 7:00pm

Suspense.  Betrayal.  Romance.   Victor Kaufmann, the son of wealthy Jewish gallery owners in Vienna, and Rudi Smekal, the son of the Kaufmanns’ housekeeper, have been friends since childhood. But when the Nazis annex Austria, Rudi enlists and betrays the Kaufmanns. A twist of fate leads Rudi and Victor, now a prisoner of the Germans, to swap identities. Both are vying to recover a priceless stolen Michelangelo, promised as a gift from the Führer to Mussolini, and for the beautiful Lena, who must choose between the two. My Best Enemy is an entertaining Hollywood-style thriller.
Director Wolfgang Wernberger.  109 mins, NR.  In German with subtitles.