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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Film Bites

A new international screening series at the leah posluns theatre

Join us for this international film series with our partner The Prosserman JCC. We will travel the globe with a screening each month at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Come an hour early and enjoy some cuisine inspired by the film for an additional fee and stay after the screening for a discussion with guest cinephiles.


ANTON (2019)

Wednesday, May 10th at 2pm and 7pm

Leah Posluns Theatre, Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst Street

Tickets $8 in-advance / $10 at the door

Free parking available

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.


KIDON (2013)

Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm

Tomer Sisley and Bar Refaeli lead a French and Israeli all-star ensemble cast in this exciting international espionage thriller. Surprised to hear about the assassination of Mahmoud al Mabhouh, Mossad agents try to find who is behind the murder. Kidon cleverly weaves a labyrinth of plot twists that keeps the action moving and the audience guessing.


Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm

In this charmingly offbeat French comedy, Ruben is enjoying an idyllic life as a postal carrier in a small Finnish town where he lives with his boyfriend Teemu. But a series of events finds Ruben kicked out of his house and on a plane back to his family in Paris. A wonderfully entertaining look at the ups and downs of love and family. Featuring a terrific cast that includes Amira Casar (Call Me By Your Name) and Carmen Maura (Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).


Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm

An octogenarian tailor leaves Buenos Aires and heads to Poland, intent on finding the man who saved his life years ago in this uplifting road movie. Equipped with little more than sheer wilfulness and innate resourcefulness he is assisted by an assortment of eccentric people he meets along the way.

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