Festival line-up includes 70 films; event to be held across 13 London venues

The 15th UK Jewish Film Festival (November 1 - 20) is to open with Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes competition entry This Must be the Place.

Additional titles include Cannes competition drama Footnote, Lipstikka and Israeli slasher horror Rabies.

The 2011 festival line-up includes 70 films and will be held across 13 different London venues including the BFI Southbank, Prince Charles and the new IMAX screen in Swiss Cottage.

The programme also includes a special screening of the 1981 classic Chariots of Fire in celebration of the films 30th anniversary, with director Hugh Hudson attending as guest of honour.

Executive Director of the festival Judy Ironside, commented: ‘It’s our aim to provide great entertainment for a wide audience in tandem with showing work that promotes respect, understanding and communication between communities of all backgrounds, ages and cultures’.