The ZigZag Kid at UK Jewish Film Festival

Jon Gilbert


In collaboration with UK Jewish Film at the annual UK Jewish Film Festival.

Film screening followed by discussion with screenwriter Jon Gilbert.

The Zigzag Kid is an action-packed family-friendly adaptation of the children’s book by Israeli writer David Grossman.

Nono wants to be like his father – the best police inspector in the world – but he constantly gets in trouble. Two days before his Bar Mitzvah, he is sent away to his uncle Shmuel, who is supposed to get him back on track. But things don’t go as planned and Nono begins a quest to find out about his mother in a strange world of disguises, chases, French chansons… and the arrival of Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets change Nono’s life forever. Stylish, sharply written and wonderfully entertaining.

The Zigzag Kid is Jon Gilbert’s first produced screenplay.

Jon Gilbert

Jon Gilbert has been working in the film industry since 2005. His latest project is a London-set psychological thriller, Disturbed.

Nir Cohen