From 22 January to 4 February 2024 in Nice, Marseille, Cannes and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
In Mel Brooks’ film “Silent Movie”, which as its name suggests is silent, Marcel Marceau utters the only word. This magnificent example of Jewish humour that turns all certainties upside down is also to be found in the fine selection of films presented in Provence at the 4th edition of the Dia(s)porama Festival. These include a documentary devoted to the famous Mime Marceau, “The Art of Silence”, but also “My Neighbour Adolf” about a survivor of the camps who fled to Argentina only to find himself with a more than unexpected neighbour, and “IMordecai” with the truculent Jewish character played by Judd Hirsch since his role in the series “Taxi”. This leads us to ask the question “Who’s afraid of Jewish humour?”, which the film of the same name presented as part of this festival attempts to answer.