Regina

Diana Groós’s poetic documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944), a woman who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world. The daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, Jonas was ordained in 1935. During the Nazi era and the war, her sermons and her unparalleled dedication brought encouragement to the persecuted German Jews. Regina Jonas was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. The only surviving photo of Jonas serves as a leitmotif for the film, showing a determined young woman gazing at the camera with self-confidence. Regina is voiced by Hollywood actress, Rachel Weisz. German narrator: Martina Gedeck. www.reginajonasmovie.com (DVD-s at the Berlin Jewish Museum Shop www.jmberlin.de/en)  
  • Original title: Regina
  • Director: Diána Groó
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Prizes: Hungarian Filmcritics Award 2014, Special Jury Prize of 1st Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2015, Winner of the LIA Award 30th Jerusalem Film Festival 2013,Winner Grand Prix International Film Festival of Cultural Arts Hungary 2013, Phoenix Award Warsaw Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 2014
  • Length: 60 min
  • Screening times: Oct 16 2.15 pm Babylon, Oct 23 5.45 pm Babylon
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