Paul Morrison Tribute
On the 20th anniversary of his endearing family classic, Wondrous Oblivion, TJFF is thrilled to honour filmmaker Paul Morrison, whose work has offered intimate stories celebrating Jewish life– presenting a window to its uniqueness amid a multicultural Britain. After first exploring Jewish themes on British television, Paul would go on to create the Oscar-nominated Solomon and Gaenor, the great masterwork of British-Jewish cinema, featuring dialogue spoken in Yiddish and Welsh. In addition to in-person screenings of his major features, viewers across Canada will have the rare pleasure of viewing Morrison’s Jewish-themed television work online, much of which has been out of circulation for decades.
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PAUL MORRISON: CAPTURING THE BRITISH JEWISH EXPERIENCE
Before going on to create the Oscar-nominated Solomon and Gaenor and the ever-endearing family classic, Wondrous Oblivion, filmmaker Paul Morrison would explore Jewish themes in a range of television work to which TJFF will provide viewers across Canada rare access: Degas and Pissaro Fall Out (1994), From Bitter Earth – Artists of the Holocaust (1988), and A Sense of Belonging (1991). These three titles are accompanied by newly-recorded interviews with Paul Morrison and fellow collaborators.