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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Fall Edition: October 22 - November 1




Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
October 22 - October 23

Film Details

Countries Israel, United States
Year 2020
Running Time 89 MIN
Languages English, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Eytan Fox
Cast John Benjamin Hickey,Niv Nissim,Lihi Kornowski

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Acclaimed director Eytan Fox (Walk on Water, The Bubble) returns to TJFF with a poignant depiction of the transformative power of love through a cross-generational encounter. Michael, a middle aged writer arrives in Israel to write a travel article. He sublets an apartment from Tomer, a twenty-something gay film student who offers to act as his guide. Tomer’s carefree life of partying and casual sexual encounters are an affront to Michael whose life experiences have led him to more conservative views on love and sex. Over five days together, the two form a connection that emotionally liberates them both. A moving film about (re-)discovering life.

Programmer Pick: Grounded by outstanding performances from veteran theatre actor John Benjamin Hickey and charismatic newcomer Niv Nissim, the gulf between Boomer and Millennial is bridged, bringing both men to a better understanding not just of each other, but of themselves. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Tel Aviv, Fox delivers an understated, sensitive narrative marked by his trademark sensual style. (Susan Starkman)

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Eytan Fox and stars John Benjamin Hickey and Niv Nissim to take place on Sunday October 25th at 1pm
Co-presented With
Review 'A visually seductive love letter to Tel Aviv... satisfying, accumulating illuminating details in its portrait of the mutually beneficial intersection of two radically different lives.' - The Hollywood Reporter

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