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

The Last Chapter of A.B. Yehoshua


Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2021
Running Time 58 MIN
Languages Hebrew, English, Arabic
Subtitles English
Director Yair Qedar

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Referred to as “the Israeli Faulkner” by the New York Times, A.B. Yehoshua is one of the greatest contemporary Israeli writers. In this incisive biography, director Yair Qedar follows the 84-year old writer as he reflects on the final stage of his life. Widowed and suffering from ill health, Yehoshua keeps writing despite his insistence that he no longer wants to. Still possessing his clear-eyed perspective, Yehoshua discusses his complicated heritage (Sephardic father and Moroccan mother) and his belief that both Jews and Arabs are paralyzed by the past. Despite his declining health, Yehoshua remains wholeheartedly engaged with the world and stands as a source of inspiration.

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Director Yair Qedar

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