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29th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 3 - 13, 2021

The Adventures of Saul Bellow


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 9 - June 10

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2021
Running Time 85 MIN
Language English
Director Asaf Galay

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Director Asaf Galay (The Muses of Bashevis Singer) delivers the first documentary about author Saul Bellow, one of the most acclaimed chroniclers of post-war American Jewish life. Galay intelligently weaves a chronological study of Bellow’s oeuvre with an intimate portrait of the writer’s inner life and relationships. According to Philip Roth, one of the many people interviewed, what was liberating about Bellow’s fiction compared to other Jewish writers was that he just presented Jews as they were rather than trying to honour or defend them. Similar insights by writers such as Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis make this compulsory viewing for Bellow fans.

Presentation Details

Photo Credit Jill Krementz
Zoom Q & A With Director Asaf Galay and participants Janis Bellow and Prof. Ruth Wisse to take place on Sunday June 13th at 12pm
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