Toronto Jewish Film Festival
CHAI TEA & A MOVIE
Sunday January 19, 2013
Directed by ERAN RIKLIS
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
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Tickets are also available at the door (cash only, subject to availability) $15
U.K. / ISRAEL / FRANCE 2012 – RT: 105 minutes
Abdallah El Akal
Written/Directed by ERAN RIKLIS
Produced by GARETH ELLIS-UNWIN and FRED RITZENBERG
“A masterpiece of peace, hope and endless possibilities.” (E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post)
“Positive message and engaging performances.” (Allan Hunter, Screen International).
A story of survival, reconciliation and friendship between an Israeli pilot and a Palestinian refugee.
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival continues its popular Chai Tea & A Movie series on January 19 with Zaytoun, a film by Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, Human Resources Manager). The film was runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, while star Abdallah El Akal won Best Actor at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival. This acclaimed, award-winning drama, produced by Academy Award winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) will screen at The City Playhouse Theatre in Vaughan
Filmmaker Eran Riklis tells a touching and inspiring story about survival, reconciliation and friendship set in war-torn 1982 Beirut, Lebanon. Ten-year-old Fahed (Abdallah El Akal) lives in poverty with his father and grandfather in the Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp. Bright and street-smart, he and his friends meet Yoni (Stephen Dorff), an imprisoned fighter pilot of the Israeli Air Force. When circumstances pit Fahed and Yoni together, they must overcome the fierce hatred, raw emotion and intolerance built up over generations in order to survive.