Latin Jewish Life in Film


The Skirball Center presents this film series exploring the connection between Jewish and Latin American cultures. Films include:

Cinco Días sin Nora (Nora's Will), Mexico 2008
When his ex-wife, Nora, dies right before Passover, José is forced to stay with her body until she can be put to rest after the holiday festivities. José suspects that he is a pawn in Nora’s plan to manipulate him after her death, especially when a mysterious photograph of her suggests she may have led a secret life.  Cinco Días sin Nora was the winner of eight Ariel Awards, including Mexico’s Best Picture of the Year. 

Anita, Argentina 2011
Anita, a young woman with Down syndrome, lives an ordinary life in Buenos Aires, where she is cared for by her mother, Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). But on one tragic morning in 1994, everything changes: Anita is left alone, confused, and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association suffers the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history. As Anita wanders through the city, she not only learns to care for herself, but also touches the lives of those around her. 

Los Angeles: March 16 - April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center.