Chai Tea & A Movie: Igor and the Cranes’ Journey

 

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Toronto Jewish Film Festival

CHAI TEA & A MOVIE

Sunday February 9, 2013

presents

 

IGOR AND THE CRANES’ JOURNEY

(Igor VeMasa Ha’agurim)

Directed by EVGENY RUMAN

 

The City Playhouse Theatre – 1000 New Westminster Drive, Vaughan (off Bathurst St., south of Hwy 7)

Doors Open for Tea – 4:00pm | Film– 5:00pm

Tickets: $15, can be purchased in advance at WWW.TJFF.COM

or by calling 416-324-9121(please leave message)
More information available at WWW.TJFF.COM

$15 Tickets are also available at the door (cash only, subject to availability)

 

ISRAEL / POLAND / GERMANY 2012  – RT: 90 minutes

Starring:

Itai Shcherback

Tomasz Sobczak

Ola Schur Selektar

Credits

Directed by EVGENY RUMAN

Written by DITA GUERY and EITAN LONDNER

Engagingly made…moving.” (Mark Adams, Screen International)

“Moving family drama…emotionally complex and wholly relatable.” (Andrew Parker, Dork Shelf)

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival continues its popular Chai Tea & A Movie series on February 9 with Igor and the Cranes’ Journey, a film by Evgeny Ruman (Lenin in October). The film received much acclaim at the 2012 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and won a Special Mention Award at the 2012 Haifa International Film Festival. This much-loved family film will screen at The City Playhouse Theatre in Vaughan.

Igor and the Cranes’ Journey is a lovely fable that will appeal to cinema lovers of all ages. In the aftermath of his parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Igor relishes visits with his father, an ornithologist in the Russian countryside. When his mother announces they are moving to Israel to start a new life, Igor’s world is turned upside-down. Struggling to adjust to his new Israeli school, he finds solace in tracking the migration of a flock of cranes from Eastern Europe to Africa. In this feature debut, young Israeli-Russian filmmaker Evgeny Ruman proves himself dexterous at mixing light humour with a truly heartwarming story.