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

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Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 11, 9:15 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2021
Running Time 102 MIN
Languages French, Czech, English
Subtitles English
Director Arnaud Desplechin

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“Love, Israel, regret, and mortality are all in the heady conversational mix in the latest from master filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin.” (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

First screened at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Arnaud Desplechin’s (A Christmas Tale) adaptation of the 1990 Philip Roth novel of the same name is an engrossing meditation on love and fidelity and the inherent contradictions between the two. Denis Podalydes plays Roth, an American writer living in London. Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour, 007 Spectre) is outstanding as Roth’s younger lover who visits his studio regularly, as much for intellectual conversation as for their romantic trysts. Though she is at the core of the film, Desplechin paints a broader portrait of Roth by including various satellite relationships, including an older woman in remission (played by the incomparable Emmanuelle Devos).

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