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

The Heir L'héritier

Documentary

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 9 - 6:00PM
Innis Town Hall
May 11 - 5:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2017
Running Time 55 MIN
Language French, English, German, Italian
Director Edith Jorisch
Themes Arts and Culture,
Families and Family Stories,
Made in Canada,
WW2
Rating G

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Description

Filmmaker Edith Jorisch follows her grandfather Georges on his journey to recover the paintings that were stolen from his family in Vienna during the war. Georges grew up in the Jewish intellectual community in Vienna among a family of art collectors, whose valuable and impressive collection included works by Gustav Klimt. After the war, Georges immigrated to Montreal where, 70 years later, he sets out to recover the paintings that were stolen from his family by the Nazis. With a gentle and personal tone, Jorisch creates a beautifully-realized documentary, photographed to take full advantage of the stunning locations that are visited.

Presentation Details

Guest Director Edith Jorisch

Sponsored By

Eleanor Dover

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