24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival | May 4-14, 2017

Arabic Movie / Seret Aravi

Canadian Premiere
COUNTRY: Israel
YEAR: 2015
LANGUAGES: Hebrew, Arabic
SUBTITLES: English
RUNNING TIME: 60 MIN
DIRECTORS: Eyal Sagui Bizawe, Sara Tsifroni



"A brilliant and compelling look at [Israel’s] place within the Middle East through the cultural lens." (Amy Kronish) Described as “a little window… for Israeli society, especially Jewish society, to know better the region around it” (Jadaliyya), the Friday night tradition of watching an Arabic language film from Egypt was widely practiced by Israel’s Arabic-speaking Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. Arabic Movie is a heart-warming homage to this weekly tradition and to Egyptian cinema’s influence on Israeli society. Directors Eyal Sagui Bizawe and Sara Tsifroni offer an unforgettable tapestry where questions of cultural, social, religious and linguistic identity all grapple with this dying tradition.  

Guest:

Ron Levi, Deputy Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs

Followed by Skype Q & A with:

Directors Eyal Sagui Bizawe and Sara Tsifroni

Co-presented with:

MEDIA COVERAGE

HOLLYWOOD NORTH MAGAZINE - April 1, 2016 - Corus Takeover, TJFFAwards, New TV Series in Production
HOLLYWOOD NORTH MAGAZINE - April 25, 2016 - Abrabic Movie (Review)
SHELDON KIRSHNER JOURNAL - April 19, 2016 - Cinematic Treats From Toronto's Jewish Film Festival
TIMESOFISRAEL - April 19, 2016 - Cinematic Treats From The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

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