TJFF presents FOOTNOTE directed by Joseph Cedar

CHAI TEA & A MOVIE, Sun Feb 26, 2012. Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas (4861 Yonge St) Tea – 4pm  |  Film – 5pm. Tix:  $15 in advance at tjff.com or 416-324-9121.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Presents

Footnote

Written and Directed by Joseph Cedar

Hebrew with English Subtitles

Israel 2011  –  RT: 103 minutes

Cast: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi

CHAI TEA & A MOVIE

Sunday February 26, 2012

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas –  4861 Yonge Street

Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm

Tickets:  $15 can be purchased in advance at www.tjff.com or by calling 416-324-9121

More information available at www.tjff.com

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

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(Toronto – January 31, 2012) In the final Chai Tea & A Movie screening before their annual film festival begins, TJFF presents the OscarÒ-nominated Israeli feature, Footnote, directed by Joseph Cedar.

Footnote is the second feature from Cedar to be nominated for an Academy AwardÒ: Beaufort (2008) was also a contender in the foreign language film category. Footnote received the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Screenplay Award and the Ophir Prize for Best Film in Israel.

This absorbing film details the professional and personal rivalries between a father and son, both scholars at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Father has been working diligently for decades without being rewarded with any honours, while his son is an academic superstar who is acclaimed by all. This struggle forms the backbone of the film.

Hannah Brown of The Jerusalem Post called the film “brilliant and audacious” and wrote: “Cedar uses dramatic cinematography, music and visual effects to signal that this is a film about an earth-shaking battle, at least in its protagonists’ hearts and minds.”

Cedar is one of the most internationally-celebrated filmmakers from Israel, with his other previous films Campfire (2004) and Time of Favor (2000) also getting much attention around the world.

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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.