The Light Ahead Fishke der Krumer
|Running Time||94 MIN|
|Director||Edgar G. Ulmer|
|Cast||David Opatoshu,Helen Beverley,Isidore Cashier|
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Originally produced in 1939, Edgar Ulmer’s (Detour, The Black Cat) Yiddish film classic has been newly-restored by the National Centre for Jewish Film. David Opatoshu and Helen Beverley are luminous as two passionate but poor and physically-disabled lovers who dream of a better life in Odessa. Both a romantic tale and a critique of shtetl life, the film is particularly timely in its depiction of how shtetl residents embrace superstition over science amidst a cholera outbreak. Ulmer’s moody cinematography underscores the plight of the shtetl inhabitants and reflects a painful awareness of the events that will soon devour European Jewry.
TJFF presents the Ontario premiere of the new restoration.
|Featuring A Pre-recorded Q & A With||Sharon Rivo and Lisa Rivo of the National Center for Jewish Film, and Professor and Author Anna Shternshis|