Interfaith Competition

Sponsored by Saint Louis University

A juried competition spotlighting 10 feature films – five narratives and five documentaries – distinguished by their artistic merit, contribution to the understanding of the human condition, and recognition of ethical, social, and spiritual values.

Apprentice

Friday, November 4 at 2:45pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:45pm

In “Apprentice,” which debuted at Cannes, Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who has recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman takes an interest in a 65... Read more

Bogdan's Journey

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm

“Bogdan’s Journey” is a story about conflict and reconciliation, about contemporary Poland and its Jewish past. Kielce, Poland, was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In 1946, townspeople killed 40 Holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building,... Read more

The Children of the Noon

Saturday, November 5 at 4:00pm

“The Children of the Noon” begins as a beautifully shot and composed observational work that quietly documents the goings-on at an orphanage in the Kenyan village of Nchiru. During its gentle first half, the film provides a discreet look into the orphans’ lives... Read more

Cloudy Sunday

Sunday, November 6 at 8:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 2:00pm

Based on the book “Ouzeri Tsitsanis” by George Skarbadonis, “Cloudy Sunday” recounts the forbidden love story between a Jewish girl and a Christian boy during the German occupation of Thessaloniki in 1942. When Giorgos falls in love with Estrea, they and their... Read more

Germans & Jews

Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm

Provocative and enlightening, “Germans & Jews” offers a new perspective on a complex history. Today, Europe’s fastest-growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of... Read more

Kapo in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 11 at 2:30pm

In 1946, a pair of Auschwitz survivors — physician Bruno and pianist Sarah — arrives in Jerusalem, a city under siege as Zionists begin the war for Israel’s independence. As the couple attempts to rehabilitate their lives, a rumor spreads that Bruno was a sadistic... Read more

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” is the first feature documentary about the world-renowned writer, performer, and activist. This richly textured film provides a comprehensive look at Angelou’s life and work, including her St. Louis roots, her years in Ghana during... Read more

The Measure of a Man

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm

In “The Measure of a Man,” a powerful and deeply troubling vision of the realities of our new economic order, Vincent Lindon gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his... Read more

The Peacemaker

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm

This inspiring documentary profiles international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film captures Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Mass., and follows him over five years to some of the most... Read more

Sabina K.

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm

Inspired by a true story, “Sabina K.” follows the title character, a divorced mother of two small children, as she reconnects with Saša, a man who served with her in the Bosnian army during the war. Saša and Sabina fall deeply in love and plan to marry, but there’... Read more