Skip to main content
28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

The Unorthodox

Drama

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 11 - 9:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 12 - 4:00PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2018
Running Time 92 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Eliran Malka
Cast Shuli Rand,Yaacov Cohen,Yoav Levi
Themes Middle East Issues,
Relations

Tagged In The Following Film Lists

Description

Inspired by the improbable beginnings of Shas, the first political party in Israel to represent the disenfranchised Sephardic community, Eliran Malka’s feature debut is a quintessential underdog story, fueled equally by rage and humour. Angered when his daughter is expelled from school simply for being Sephardic, Ya’akov Cohen galvanizes his friends to take action. Armed with passion, they improvise a grassroots campaign to form a party dedicated to Mizrahi Jews. Their efforts would reshape Israeli society in ways that still resonate today. The film is carried by the outstanding performance of Shuli Rand (Ushpizin).

ASL Interpreter will be present at May 11 Screening for introduction and post-film Q & A.

Presentation Details

Guest Director Eliran Malka
Co-presented With
SUBSCRIBE