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



Sponsored By

Ayala Manolson

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 12, 8:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 2
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2021
Running Time 102 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Aurélie Saada

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Winner, Variety Piazza Grande Award, Locarno International Film Festival

Legendary French actress Françoise Fabian (My Night at Maud’s, Call My Agent) stars as a recently widowed woman whose zest for life is re-ignited after a chance dinner party. Rose’s children are baffled by her newfound vivacity, finding it unbecoming for an elderly widow. Debut director, writer and composer Aurélie Saada draws on her own North African Jewish roots, composing the music for the film and even including the recipe for her “makroudh,” a date-filled cookie. The result is an accomplished, life affirming celebration of Jewishness, both Sephardi and Ashkenazi that is guaranteed to delight.

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