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Screening Information

Film Details

Countries France, Ukraine
Year 2022
Running Time 114 MIN
Languages Yiddish
Subtitles English
Director Ady Walter

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To honour the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, TJFF will present a special screening and post-film discussion.

Back by popular demand, a hit from TJFF2023

Photographed in a shtetl that the production team constructed outside of Kyiv, this single-shot film is entirely in Yiddish (and shown with English subtitles). Set in the twenty-four hours before the Nazi invasion of Ukraine, SHTTL tells a story about life, love and hope set in an unnamed Yiddish Ukrainian village at the border of Poland. Amid communal tensions between tradition and modernity, two young men are fighting over a woman they both desire to marry. The cast features some native Yiddish speakers, including Saul Rubinek. With its focus on life rather than death, it is a tribute to those who perished.

Actor Moshe Lobel joins us in-person to discuss his experiences making SHTTL with Professor Anna Shternshis, Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Presentation Details

In-Person Screening Wednesday, September 20th at 7PM
Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP
55 Bloor Street West
Tickets $18