|Erev Challoween (the night before Halloween)
Toronto Premiere of the First Israeli Slasher Film
presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Directed by Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales
Israel 2010. 90 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Menashe Noy, Danny Geva, Henry David, Ofer Shecter [note: I inserted a space after Cast:]
Sunday, October 30th
8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Innis Town Hall (Innis College, University of Toronto)
More info at www.tjff.com
“Brilliantly devious, suspense filled… Rabies is a pleasure.” (Yair Reve, Cinemascope)
“Refreshing, exciting, funny… as sharp a skewer.” (Uri Klein, Haartez)
A most interesting interview with directors Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales [note to Ingrid, I inserted a space between Aharon and Keshales]
Israel’s first horror film has been celebrated by gore lovers around the world. When a young girl falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, her brother sets out in a race against time to rescue her – and that’s just the first five minutes.
With much tongue-in-cheek humor – and lots of blood – Rabies is such fun because it revels in its own excessiveness, while playing with all the conventions and themes of the genre.
Shot in 19 days on a shoestring budget, the film has also been greeted by such high profile film festivals as Tribeca and Edinburgh. It is also an impressive directorial debut starring some of Israel’s biggest young actors, and worthy of its mantle as Israel’s first-ever horror film.
“Is it a wickedly clever polemic on fear and rage in Israeli society? Or just an excuse to see someone caught in a bear trap? Either way, consider yourself warned: There will be blood.”(San Francisco Jewish Film Festival)
Oy, the horror!
ABOUT TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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.