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Screening Information

Film Details

Countries Ukraine, Georgia, Canada, United States
Year 2019
Running Time 99 MIN
Languages Russian, German
Subtitles English
Director Zaza Urushadze

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Set in a Ukrainian village in 1919 where German immigrants and Jews live side by side in the wake of the Russian Revolution, this moving drama explores the unbreakable bond of friendship between Jakob, a Jew, and his Catholic friend, Anton. The imaginary world they create shields them from the violence and divisions surrounding them. When Anton's family escapes to seek a new life, memories of the boys’ friendship sustain them, shaping their lives until they finally reunite as old men. Based on Canadian author Dale Eisler’s novel of the same name, Anton marks director Zaza Urushadze’s (Academy Award nominee, Tangerines) final film before his death at 54.

Come early before the 7pm screening and enjoy a Ukrainian inspired meal for an additional fee. Order food in advance here.


Screened in partnership with:

 Prosserman JCC


Screening co-presented with:


Presentation Details

In-Person Screenings Wednesday, May 10 at 2PM and 7PM
Leah Posluns Theatre, Prosserman JCC,
4588 Bathurst Street
Free Parking Available
Tickets Advance: $8
At the door: $10