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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

When the Apricots Bloom Bukra fil Mish-Mish


Screening Information

International Premiere
June 3

Film Details

Countries Israel, France
Year 2019
Running Time 73 MIN
Languages Hebrew, French, English
Subtitles English
Director Tal Michael
Theme Israel

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Children of Russian Jews, the Frenkel brothers lived in Egypt post WWI and became famous as the first Egyptian animators, creating Mish-Mish Efendi, the “Mickey Mouse” of the Arab world. Forced to leave Egypt in 1948, they migrated to France where success eluded them. After their deaths, their nephew, Didier Frenkel, discovers their films in the basement of the family house. Against his mother’s wishes, he begins restoring them and, in the process, uncovers the story behind their rise and fall as well as the reasons their uncles kept this surprising chapter of their lives under cover.

Presentation Details

Introduction By Ron Levi, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Zoom Q & A With Director Tal Michael to take place on Thursday, June 4th at 1pm
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