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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Before Tomorrow Lifnei Maher


Screening Information

June 6

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 1969
Running Time 75 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Ellida Geyra
Theme Israel

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The first Israeli feature film directed by a woman, Before Tomorrow consists of two short love stories centering on unlikely companions. The first segment, “Spring” is an experimental drama about a young couple’s brief love affair, starring a young Yisrael Poliakov of Hagashash Hahiver-fame. (This first part also demonstrates filmmaker Ellida Geyra’s training at the Juilliard School under Martha Graham.) The second part “Fall,” a comic love story between an elderly German-Jewish lady and an old Iraqi Falafel seller, was co-written by celebrated writer Yoram Kaniuk. In 1969, the film played at the Berlin Film Festival, but was largely forgotten until it was rediscovered in 2013.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Film Historian Israela Shaer Meoded to take place on Sunday June 7th at 1pm.
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