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TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

   

The Toronto Jewish Film Foundation produces programming and projects offering the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity. With one of the most engaging line-ups ever, this years festival offers films from 24 different countries including
8 North American Premieres, 29 Canadian Premieres and 15 Toronto Premieres.

 
Celebrating its 27th edition from May 2 to 12, 2019, TJFF will showcase stories about heroes, outcasts, pioneers, activists, mystics, poets, lovers, courtesans, spies, trailblazers and more! Click below to find out more about the 2019 line-up, schedule and ticket pricing.  

     

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DRAMA & COMEDIES

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WORKING WOMAN

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 93 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Michal Aviad
Themes - Families and family secrets, Women - Front and Center

 

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VIRGINS

Countries - France, Israel, Belgium
Year - 2018
Running Time - 90 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Keren Ben Rafael
Themes - Women- Front and Center


 

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THE GOLEM

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 95 mins
Language - English
Director - Yoav Paz, Daron Paz
Themes - Families and family secrets, Women - Front and Center

 

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VOICE OVER

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 85 mins
Language - Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles - English
Director - Nir Berman, Tom Shoval, Eitan Anner, Sigalit Lifchitz, Avrham Heffner, Maya Kenig, Orit- Fouks Rotem.
Curator - Renen Schorr
 

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THE TOBACCONIST

Countries - Czech Republic, Germany
Year - 2018
Running Time - 109 mins
Language - German, Czech
Subtitles - English
Director - Nikolaus Leytner
Themes - Holocaust, WW2

 

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THE MOVER

Country - Latvia
Year - 2018
Running Time - 87 mins
Language - Latvian
Subtitles - English
Director - Davis Simanis
Themes - Holocaust, WW2

 

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MY POLISH HONEYMOON

Country - France
Year - 2018
Running Time - 88 mins
Language - French
Director - Elise Otzenberger
Themes - Families and family secrets


 

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THE INTERPRETER

Countries - Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria
Year - 2018
Running Time - 114 mins
Language - German, Slovak
Subtitles - English
Director - Martin Sulik
Themes - Families and family secrets, Holocaust, WW2

 

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CURTIZ

Country - Hungary
Year - 2018
Running Time - 98 mins
Language - English, Hungarian
Subtitles - English
Director - Thomas Yvan Topolanszky
Themes - Immigration, Refugees

 

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MADAM YANKELOVA'S FINE LITERATURE CLUB

Country - Israel
Year - 2017
Running Time - 88 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Guilhad Emilio Schenker
Themes - Arts and Culture, Forbidden Love, Love, Women - Front and Center

 

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LEONA

Country - Mexico
Year - 2018
Running Time - 95 mins
Language - Spanish
Subtitles - English
Director - Isaac Cherem
Themes - Families and Family Secrets, Forbidden Love, Love, Women- Front and Center.

 

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HAPPINESS OF THE WORLD

Country - Poland
Year - 2016
Running Time - 98 mins
Language - Polish, German, Yiddish
Subtitles - English
Director - Michal Rosa
Themes - Holocaust, Women - Front and Center, WW2

 

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FIG TREE

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 93 mins
Language - Amharic, Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Aalam- Warqe Davidian
Themes - Forbidden Love, Immigration, Love, Refugees

 

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ECHO

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 98 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir
Themes - Forbidden Love, Love

 

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Documentaries

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THE MAMBONIKS

Country- United States
Year - 2019
Running Time - 90 mins
Language - English, Spanish
Director - Lex Gillespie
Themes - Arts and Culture


 

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LEMON POPSICLE: OF WINNERS AND LOSERS

Countries - Germany, Israel, United States
Year - 2018
Running Time - 94 mins
Language - German, Hebrew, English
Subtitles - English
Director - Eric Friedler
 

 

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IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY

Countries - United States, Germany
Year - 2018
Running Time - 113 mins
Language - German, English
Subtitles - English
Director - Eric Friedler
Themes - Arts and Culture

 

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INSIDE THE MOSSAD

Countries - Israel, Germany
Year - 2018
Running Time - 90 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Duki Dror
 

 

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THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY

Countries - United Kingdom, Italy
Year - 2017
Running Time - 93 mins
Language - English, Arabic
Subtitles - English
Director - Marco Proserpio
Themes - Arts and Culture, Middle East Issues, Relations

 

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FAMILY IN TRANSITION

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 70 mins
Language - Hebrew
Subtitles - English
Director - Ofir Trainin
Themes - Families and Family Secrets.

 

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YOU ONLY DIE TWICE

Country - Israel, Austria
Year - 2018
Running Time - 88 mins
Language - Hebrew, English, German, Serbian
Subtitles - English
Director - Yair Lev, David Deri
Themes - Families and family secrets, WW2

 

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VIEWER DIRECTION ADVISED

Country- Canada
Year - 2018
Running Time - 85 mins
Language - English
Director - Ben Kaplan
Themes - OY Canada -Made in Canada


 

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HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND THE OTHERS

Country - Italy
Year - 2017
Running Time - 94 mins
Language - Italian
Subtitles - English
Director - Claudio Poli
Themes - Arts and Culture, Holocaust,WW2.

 

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A SISTER'S SONG

Countries- Israel, Canada
Year - 2018
Running Time - 80 mins
Language - Hebrew, English, Russian
Subtitles - English
Director - Danae Elon
Themes - Families and Family Secrets, Oy Cananda- Made in Canada, Women- Front and Center.

 

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Biographies

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PETER FALK VERSUS COLUMBO

Country - France
Year - 2018
Running Time - 52 mins
Language - English
Director - Pasal Cuissot, Gaelle Royer


 

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LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND: THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN

Country - United Kingdom
Year - 2018
Running Time - 88 mins
Language - English
Director - Andy Dunn
Themes - Arts and Culture.


 

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KING BIBI: THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCES OF BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 87 mins
Language - Hebrew, English
Subtitles - English
Director - Dan Shadur
Themes - Middle East Issue, Relations.

 

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ETGAR KERET: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Country - Netherlands
Year - 2017
Running Time - 67 mins
Language - English, Hebrew
Director - Stephane Kaas
Themes - Arts and Culture, Outliers, Trailblazers.

 

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CARL LAEMMLE

Country - Unites States
Year - 2018
Running Time - 91 mins
Language - English
Director - James Freedman
Themes - Activism, Immigration, Refugees.

 

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BLACK HONEY, THE LIFE AND POETRY OF AVRAHAM SUTZKEVER

Country - Israel
Year - 2018
Running Time - 76 mins
Language - Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Director - Uri Barbash
Themes - Arts and Culture.


 

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BARBARA RUBIN AND THE EXPLODING NY UNDERGROUND

Country - United States
Year - 2018
Running Time - 78 mins
Language - English
Director - Chuck Smith
Themes - Arts and Culture, Outliers, Trailblazers, Women- Front and Center.

 

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JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Country - United States
Year - 2018
Running Time - 84 mins
Language - English
Director - Oren Rudavsky
Themes - Arts and Culture, Outliers, Trailblazers.

 

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CONTEST

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PRIZE PACK INCLUDES......  


✪ A Dinner for 2 at Rose & Sons ($100)

✪ 2 pairs of tickets to our closing night film "It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story"     

✪ A Stubbe Chocolate ‘black tie’ Gift basket       

✪ A weekend touring around town in an Infiniti Vehicle – courtesy of Infiniti Downtown     

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