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

The Light Ahead Fishke der Krumer

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Screening Information

June 10 - June 11

Film Details

Country United States
Year 1939
Running Time 94 MIN
Language Yiddish
Subtitles English
Director Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast David Opatoshu,Helen Beverley,Isidore Cashier

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Description

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.

Presentation Details

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
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