Ukraine , 2017, 120 min, Dir. Vladimir Lert, Not Rated, Russian with English subtitles

Tevye’s Daughters

North American Premiere - Tuesday, 1/16 at 2:00 pm

An outstanding accomplishment in every category, this remarkable new film adaption of beloved Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem’s work tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride, and faith help him face the challenges of czarist Russia and marrying off his five daughters. Constantly burdened by his poverty, the romantic entanglements of his daughters, and the prejudicial attitudes of the surrounding populace, Tevye attempts to preserve his family’s Jewish heritage against all odds while the world changes all around him, day by day. His daughters marry men he considers more and more unacceptable, and the ruling government's anti-Semitism threatens to drive him from his home. Tevye’s Daughters is a universal story of hope, love, and acceptance and is a stunningly joyful and jubilant film. Shot entirely on actual locations that inspired Sholem Aleichem’s original story, this is a breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of one of the most cherished books in Jewish literature.

The best of international cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its milestone 21st year, bringing more than 60 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 11-25.

Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
General Admission – $13.00
Students & Seniors – $12.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $10.00

Check out the rest of our Miami Jewish Film Festival program!