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Chaiflicks Signs Deal with Music Box Films for Top International Titles

ChaiFlicks, the streaming platform for Jewish storytelling, has signed a deal with Chicago-based Music Box Films, licensing numerous international movies. The streamer has licensed 15 titles from Music Box Films, including Academy Award-winning “Ida” and Golden Globes-nominated “Gett: The Trial of Vivane Amsalem.” Other titles include “Memoir of War,” “Golden Voices” and “Aida’s Secrets.”

ChaiFlicks, which has over 3,000 hours of top Jewish films, TV series and documentaries, plans to launch “Ida” and the other new titles on its platform later this year. Music Box Films, dedicated to curating a diverse repertoire of films and TV series from around the world, works in partnership with Chicago’s iconic Music Box Theatre.

“We are thrilled to partner with the team at Music Box Films and add these tremendous titles to our growing list of critically acclaimed Jewish movies, TV series and documentaries,” said Bogin Oshin, ChaiFlicks Co-Founder Heidi Bogin Oshin.. “We know that our subscribers will fully appreciate and enjoy films such as ‘Ida’ and ‘Gett: The Trial of Vivane Amsalem’ alongside all the other great content we already offer.”

“Ida,” which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film Award in 2013, is set in Poland in 1962 and follows a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned as an infant during the German occupation of World War II, she must meet her aunt, a former Communist state prosecutor and only surviving relative, who tells her that her parents were Jewish. The two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their relatives.

“Gett: The Trial of Vivianne Amsalem” was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Golden Globes and stars Israeli film icon Ronit Elkabetz (‘Late Marriage’). “Memoir of War,” which stars Benoit Magimel (“The Taste of Things” and “The Piano Teacher”).

The deal with Music Box Films comes on the heels of ChaiFlicks’ successful recent launch of “Fire Dance,” Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein-Shai’s critically acclaimed TV series that is a coming-of-age story of a young, troubled woman in a tight knit ultra-orthodox religious sect. From the producers of “Fauda” and “Shtisel,” “Fire Dance” has quickly become ChaiFlicks’ most popular series, setting numerous viewing records since its March debut.


Music Box Films is the prestigious North American distributor of acclaimed international, independent, and documentary feature films. Recent releases include François Ozon’s witty, feminist period romp, The Crime Is MineThe Unknown Country, Morrisa Maltz’s SXSW Road Trip Drama starring Lily Gladstone; Babak Jalali’s affecting and wryly funny Independent Spirit award-winning immigrant drama, Fremont; and Klaus Härö’s timeless Irish drama, My Sailor, My Love. Current and upcoming releases include Giuseppe Tornatore’s epic documentary Ennio; Sophie Dupuis’s mesmerizing queer drama and TIFF’s Best Canadian Feature Film award winner Solo; and Monia Chokri’s sexy romantic comedy that beat Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in the best foreign-language film race at this year’s Cesar Awards, The Nature of Love. Since its formation in 2007, Music Box Films has distributed award-winning films and art-house favorites that include Academy Award winner Ida, Meru (from Oscar-winning filmmakers Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vaserhelyi), Christian Petzold’s Transit, the popular Swedish comedy A Man Called Ove, and the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates the Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premier venue for independent and foreign films. For more information, visit

About ChaiFlicks:

Launched in August 2020, ChaiFlicks is the world’s largest streaming platform dedicated to Jewish content. ChaiFlicks has over 3,000 hours of acclaimed films, television series, documentaries, and short films. Available on every major streaming device, ChaiFlicks is a collection of the best Jewish storytellers and creators from across the globe. ChaiFlicks initially launched in the U.S. and Canada and has expanded its reach to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.