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Jewish International Film Festival 2022



Jewish International Film Festival 2022

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to inform members, students and friends that the collaboration with the Jewish International Film Festival has also been renewed for 2022.
A well-tested collaboration that has allowed the local organizing body to include over the years some of the most significant Italian or Italian-related films, which deal with topics relating to Judaism, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.
For this edition of the Festival - which was postponed last year due to the pandemic - the Institute is happy to support the screening of Syndrome K, a 2019 Italian-USA co-production feature film directed by US director Stephen Edwards, at the Ritz Cinema in Randwick.ritz
This touching documentary tells a true and little-known story for the first time: in the 1943-1944, during the Nazi occupation of Rome, three brave Italian doctors saved the lives of many Jews by convincing the Nazis that some Jewish patients in their hospital - the Fatebenefratelli located a stone's throw from the Vatican - had been infected with a deadly disease they called K Syndrome. But K Syndrome never existed; it was completely fictitious, making it, ironically, the only horrible disease in human history that actually saved lives. This touching documentary features interviews with survivors and descendants of survivors, including 98-year-old Adriano Ossicini, the last surviving doctor, and Pietro Borromeo, son of the hospital's chief physician.

Syndrome K will be presented to the audience in the hall by Associate Prof. Jane Mills, of University of Sydney, a film critic and expert in cinematography, First Nation cinema, film literacy, visual media and communication, censorship.
For more specifics on screenings and to book visit the Randwick Ritz Cinema website:


Date: Da Wednesday, March 23, 2022 a Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Time: From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Organized by : Ritz Cinema

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Sydney

Entrance : With fee


Ritz Cinemas. 45 St. Pauls Street Randwick 2031