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

Israeli TV Binge-Watching Series: Asylum City

Screening Information

North American Premiere

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2019
Running Time 380 MIN
Language Hebrew, Tigrigna, English
Subtitles English
Directors Liad Shoham, Uzi Weil, Eitan Zur

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"TV at its best." - Yediot Aharonot

"The best Israeli series of the year... powerful direction, accurate script, brilliant, reliable and convincing drama" - Ha'aretz

Come and binge-watch the best Israeli TV thriller since Fauda! From the people who brought you In Treatment, the critically-acclaimed Asylum City is set in the underworld of refugees and asylum seekers, where police officer Anat Sitton (Hani Furstenberg) investigates the murder of a young social activist. In the process, she unravels a complex world of corrupt politicians, organized crime and illegal arms deals, putting her in the centre of a dangerous and parallel universe with its own codes and morals. Based on a best-selling novel.


Special Guest on Nov 24: Star of Asylum City, Hani Furstenberg (The GolemCampfireYossi and Jagger)


All 12 episodes shown over the following dates:
Part 1: Sunday Nov 3 (Episodes 1 - 4, 145 min)
Part 2: Sunday Nov 10 (Episodes 5 - 9, 200 min)


Part 3: Sun Nov 24 (Episodes 10 - 12, 135 min)





Presented in partnership with: Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Presentation Details

Location Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (1 block south of St. George subway stn.)
Screenings Begin 2:00PM
Intermission There will be one 20 minute intermission at each screening.

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