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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Monsieur Mayonnaise

Documentary

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 11 - 3:30PM
Alliance Francaise
May 14 - 12:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Country Australia
Year 2016
Running Time 95 MIN
Language English, French
Subtitles English
Director Trevor Graham
Themes Arts and Culture,
Biography,
WW2
Rating PG

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Description

An audacious documentary, offering an utterly unique take on Nazis, comics and history. Monsieur Mayonnaise follows artist and cult filmmaker Philippe Mora as he uncovers his father’s remarkable exploits in the French Resistance. His parents were well-known artists and fixtures of Australian bohemian life. Less known is his father's friendship with Marcel Marceau and how the two of them saved thousands of Jewish lives by stuffing secret Resistance documents in baguettes dripping with garlicky mayonnaise that Nazi border guards would refuse to handle. Director Trevor Graham follows Mora as he turns his family history into a graphic novel.

Presentation Details

Followed By Skype Q & A With Director Trevor Graham (May 11 only)
Co-presented With
Media Coverage http://sheldonkirshner.com/toronto-jewish-film-festival-1-4/
http://exclaim.ca/film/article/heres_the_full_lineup_for_the_25th_toronto_jewish_film_festival

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Al & Malka Green Foundation

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