Toronto Jewish Film Festival
BROKEN PROMISE (Nedodrzany Slub)
Directed by Jiri Chlumsky
Cast: Lubomir Bukoyy, Ina Marojevic, Ondrei Vetch
Slovak with English Subtitles
Slovakia 2008 – RT: 129 minutes
CHAI TEA + A MOVIE
Sunday November 21, 2010
SilverCity Richmond Hill, 8725 Yonge Street (Yonge and Hwy 7)
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.com
Tickets are also available at the door (subject to availability) $15
Toronto Jewish Film Festival brings their second Chai Tea and a Movie to Richmond Hill, and with it a film that the Slovaks consider one of the most illustrious works of art – Broken Promise, directed by Jiri Chlumsky.
Broken Promise is the true story of Martin, a Jewish boy living in Slovakia. At his Bar Mitzvah, his family promises to meet again the following year. When the Fascists take over his country, Martin witnesses members of the Jewish community, and his own family, sent to work camps. He volunteers to go to one of these camps. Only luck saves him from almost certain death and he winds up joining the partisans and becomes actively involved in fighting the Nazis.
With a script that spans over a decade, director Chlumsky captures an impressive 140 locations, across four seasons, using a total of 130 actors,
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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.