Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Directed by Avi Nesher (Hebrew with English subtitles)
Cast: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir, Dror Keren
CHAI TEA + A MOVIE
Sunday October 17, 2010
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard – 4861 Yonge Street
Tea – 4:00pm | Film – 5:00pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling, 416-599- 8433 or online through the TJFF website, www.tjff.ca
Tickets are also available at the door (subject to availability) $15
Celebrated Israeli filmmaker, Avi Nesher, sets his latest film in Israel during the summer of 1968. The film – based on the novel When Heroes Fly, by award-winning writer Amir Gutfreund – chronicles a teenaged boy’s navigation of love and sexuality during a time of profound cultural change.
Young Arik, a lover of detective novels, takes a job working for Yankele Bride, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, and matchmaker. Under the guidance of his employer, Arik eventually gets to play the role of detective himself in this coming-of-age tale filled with unforgettable characters.
Avi Nesher was born in Israel and studied at Ramaz yeshiva and Columbia University. He made his feature film debut with The Troupe (1978), followed by Dizengoff 99 (1979) and Rage and Glory (1985). He then worked as a director and screenwriter in Hollywood before returning to Israel to make Turn Left at the End of the World, The Secrets and now The Matchmaker.
The Matchmaker is currently playing in Israel to phenomenal success.
ABOUT 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. 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.