Toronto Jewish Film Festival
CHAI TEA & A MOVIE
Félix and Meira
Directed by Maxime Giroux
Canada – RT: 105 minutes
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Back to back screenings
Times: 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, 5095 Yonge St. (North York Centre subway station)
Coffee and tea will be served in-theatre prior to screening
On sale now at www.tjff.com or 416-324-9121| Cash only at the door (subject to availability)
More information: www.tjff.com
It’s tea time! The Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) is proud to present, as part of their Chai Tea series, Félix and Meira a touching and evocative love story, direct from its successful debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film.
Meira (Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void) is a young married woman from Montreal’s Orthodox Jewish community. She is unhappy in her marriage and life in general until she happens to meet up with the eccentric and penniless French-Canadian, Félix (Martin Dubreuil).
Set against the beauty of Montreal, Félix and Meira is a sensitive love story between two people from two distinct worlds.
Before the feature—part of a love letter to Montreal—TJFF presents two episodes of the much-talked-about web series Yidlife Crisis. Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End district has to offer, series creators Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion play Chaimie and Leizer, two best friends and debating adversaries, who tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web series done entirely in their grandparents’ Yiddish.
About the Toronto Jewish Film Festival
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. 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.