That's For Me at Swiss Cottage
At 9.30pm I am in Swiss Cottage with The Journalist at the Odeon attending the UK Jewish Film Festival to see the sold out second showing of “That’s For Me” a film about a wannabe actress Zara Zimmerman and her hilarious family.
The quest of the film is for Zara Zimmerman to achieve fame at all costs. Despite her family, despite her boyfriend, despite her absolute lack of talent she will become famous. It is a bang up to the minute satire and fall off your seatwith your mouth open funny. In some scenes I put my hands to my face to look through my fingers unbelieving of what I was seeing on screen.
Shot in a fly on the wall documentary style the greed of Zimmerman permeates each other character who reveal themselves to be at least as hideous. Inunveiling the cringe worthy dark side of a North London Jewish family the film steps into the murky subculture of satire of the likes of Sascha Baron Cohen and Chris Morris. It is that good. The Q and A after the film revealss that Debra Tammer and Claudia Solti