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



Sponsored By

Wendy and Elliott Eisen

Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 5, 7:30 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre
June 8 – June 9
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Countries Israel, Germany, Czech Republic
Year 2022
Running Time 127 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Ofir Raul Graizer

Tagged In The Following Film Lists


"A feast for the eyes... Aside from its stirring plot, this film’s biggest achievement is its expressive cinematography."
(Olga Gershenson, The Forward)

Director Ofir Raul Graizer (The Cakemaker, TJFF 2018) returns with a cleverly structured, psychologically astute melodrama about relationships. After coaching swimming in Chicago for ten years, Eli (Michael Moshonov), returns to Israel for the death of his abusive father. There, he reconnects with his childhood friend (Ofri Biterman) and his Ethiopian fiancee (Oshrat Ingedashet), setting in motion a series of events that will alter everyone’s lives. Grazier gradually reveals important pieces of backstory that shifts how viewers perceive the dynamics between the characters. This understated love triangle explores the values of friendship, love and moral responsibility with the same emphasis on sensuality as The Cakemaker.

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Reviews “Visually iridescent and unexpectedly buoyant even when dealing with matters of plunging personal tragedy” Variety

"Mesmerizing" The Jerusalem Post

"Brims with narrative detail and visual texture ... As vibrant and colourful as it is humane" The Film Verdict