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Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion

Religion, Short Film, Jewish Film, Fiction
Shimmy Marcus
13 minutes

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Accolades

Best Short Washington Jewish Film Festival

Best Short Audience Award Chicago Irish Film Festival

Best Short Waterford Film Festival

Best Script Pears Foundation Short Film Script Award

Official Selection UK Jewish Film Festival

Official Selection Dublin International Film Festival

Official Selection Heartland Film Festival

Official Selection Cork Film Festival

Official Selection Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Official Selection Atlanta jewish Film Festival

Official Selection Chicago Irish Film Festival USA

Synopsis

Set in Dublin in the 1970’s this film explores a rarely glimpsed Ireland, as seen through the eyes of spirited seven year old, Hannah Cohen. Hannah can’t wait to make her Holy Communion – only problem is she’s Jewish!

An Irish/Jewish film with an international feel, the beauty of the story lies in its simplicity, humour, and the universal desire to fit in.

Director

Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script ‘Headrush’ which he also directed. The film won a variety of International awards including Best Feature at festivals in Michigan, New York, and Germany.

Shimmy’s critically acclaimed documentary ‘Aidan Walsh - Master of the Universe’ became the first Irish documentary made on video to receive theatrical and video distribution. More awards followed for his short films and for his contribution to the feature documentary ‘Imagining Ulysses’. Noted for creating many innovative music promos for bands including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Snow Patrol, Gavin Friday, Skin (Skunk Anansie), his latest collaboration is with BP Fallon and Jack White of the White Stripes.

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