TJFF presents the Canadian Premiere of PARIS-MANHATTAN a film by Sophie Lellouche – Chai Tea & A Movie – Sun Feb. 24 – Cineplex Odeon Sheppard – 4pm Tea | 5pm Film


Toronto Jewish Film Festival

presents the Canadian Premiere of

Directed by Sophie Lellouche

Cast: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, and Marine Delterme


Sunday February 24, 2013

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas – 4861 Yonge Street (Sheppard subway station)

Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm
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TJFF presents the Canadian premiere of director Sophie Lellouche’s film, Paris-Manhattan, as part of its fourth Chai Tea and a Movie presentation, which will take place Sunday February 24th, 5pm at Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas.

Idealistic pharmacist Alice (Alice Taglioni) is totally obsessed with the movies of Woody Allen. She continually quotes lines from his films, engages in imaginary conversations with him, and even prescribes her customers his classic works to help alleviate their ailments; it’s little wonder she’s still single in her thirties! Alice’s concerned Jewish parents hope to cure their daughter’s fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman (Patrick Bruel), but even he quickly realizes that he’s no match for the man of her dreams…

“One day I thought how wonderful it would be to have Woody Allen as a friend, and it seemed like a good idea for a film to me,” Lellouche recalled in an interview. In fact, Allen makes a very  playful cameo in the film.

After a short film in 1999 (Dieu, que la nature est bien faite), this is writer-director Lellouche’s first feature.

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.