Chai Tea & A Movie,TJFF’s popular monthly film series is back and kicks off with the much celebrated drama from Israel, RESTORATION directed by Joseph Madmony, Sunday October 30


Restoratioin stars Sasson Gabai, Henri David, Nevo Kimhi, Sarah Adler, Ruth Borenstein. Sun, Oct 30 at Cineplex Sheppard Cinemas - 4861 Yonge Street. Tea is at 4:00pm, Film is at 5:00pm. Tickets: $15 can be purchased in advance by calling, 416-324-9121 or email more info at Tickets also avail at the door (cash only, subject to availability) $15

Toronto Jewish Film Festival


Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman)

Directed by Joseph Madmony

Hebrew with English Subtitles

Israel 2011  –  RT: 105 minutes
Cast: Sasson Gabai, Henri David, Nevo Kimhi, Sarah Adler, Ruth Borenstein


Sunday October 30, 2011

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas –  4861 Yonge Street

Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm

Tickets:  $15 can be purchased in advance by calling, 416-324-9121 or email

More information available on the TJFF website,

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


A handsome production of intriguing and perhaps incongruous surfaces” (John Anderson, Variety)


“An artfully made and intelligently nuanced film…” (Mark Adams, Screen Daily)
“is the kind of small-scale, well-crafted story that used to be a staple of European cinema and is rarely seen nowadays, at least in the U.S. “  (James Greenberg, The Hollywood Reporter)


Restoration was nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards.

After its participation in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and more recently, its Canadian premiere at TIFF, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) is thrilled to present Restoration, the much-celebrated drama from Israel, to kick- start its popular monthly series, Chai Tea & A Movie.

In Restoration, 70-year-old Yaakov Fidelman is determined to hang on to the antique restoration workshop he has made his life’s work, and rejects his son’s wish to close the business and build an apartment complex on the site. Yaakov believes that with the help of his new apprentice, he’ll find a way to save his workshop and his solitary way of life.

Sasson Gabai (The Band’s Visit, Aviva My Love) delivers a quiet but deeply resonant performance as Yaakov, who is being forced out of the life he knows by the dictates of time and old age.


The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  The Festival is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally.  The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world, to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and to present films in their original languages with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.