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

The Crossing La traversée


Screening Information

June 11, 5:00 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Countries France, Germany, Czech Republic
Year 2021
Running Time 84 MIN
Languages French, English
Subtitles English
Director Florence Miailhe

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Winner of the 10th Annual Micki Moore Award. Inspired by her own Jewish family’s exodus from Russia, director Florence Miailhe’s sumptuously animated film charts the perilous journey of two young siblings as they are forced to flee their war-torn village. Separated from their parents, Kyona and her brother Adriel become refugees, navigating their way to safety in another country. Set in an unnamed time and place, Miailhe’s allegorical construct effectively links today’s migrant crises with that of her own family. The first animated feature to employ hand-painted oil on glass, the film’s bold colour scheme lend a fairy tale quality to this emotionally moving story of courage and survival.

Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Presentation Details

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Review "A highly original, inventive and creatively beautiful form of animation" Cineuropa