This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz

Poster for This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz This 1923 German silent film about Jewish life in 19th Century Europe is a precursor to Warner Bros’ The Jazz Singer. Based on the memoirs of Heinrich Laube, the director of the Vienna Burgtheater in the mid-1900s, the film tells the story of a rabbi’s son who yearns to become an actor, against the wishes of his father. It also features wonderful scenes depicting shtetl life.

Original title:
Das alte Gesetz
128 minutes
Ewald André Dupont

Shown at

  1. 26th Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. 26th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  5. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  6. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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