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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

Papa Was Not A Rolling Stone

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Film Details

Country France
Year 2014
Running Time 99 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Sylvie Ohayon

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Description

In this film adaptation of her autobiographical book, director Sylvie Ohayon delivers a sensitive comedy-drama recalling her days growing up Jewish in La Courneuve, an impoverished suburb of Paris in the mid-1980s. Living in an apartment complex where Jews, Arabs and other minorities are forced to reside in close proximity with each other, Stephanie Mortier shares her joys and sadness with her best friend Fatima. She dreams of a better future and escapes through her books, music and passion for dance. Featuring a terrific 80s soundtrack, Papa is Not a Rolling Stone is a deeply-felt coming-of-age film.

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