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Screening Information

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 1991
Running Time 85 MIN
Language English
Director Eli Cohen

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with a taste of what is to come at the 31st annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival, where TJFF will be honouring actor-writer-director Saul Rubinek.

TJFF presents special a free screening of the Canadian classic, The Quarrel, set in 1948, and beautifully shot in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park. 
Saul Rubinek and R.H. Thomson play two men who were the dearest of friends in their youth. Then they became bitterest of enemies. Now they are Holocaust survivors who have lost everything – alone in the world .  As a result of their horrific experiences  one has remained a deeply religious Jew while the other has turned his back on God.  They meet by chance in Mount Royal Park.  Despite their differences, they promise to spend the day together to try and resolve that which separates them.

Presentation Details

In-Person Screening Wednesday, April 19 at 4PM
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto,
259 Richmond St W
Tickets Free
Reviews "Fine direction, a forties era design that feels perfect and two superb actors at the top of their craft."
- Christopher Harris, The Globe and Mail
"A really splendid film. A ferocious debate between the religious and secular worlds."
- Liz Braun, The Toronto Sun
"It is a rare triumph to confront issues of guilt and justice, not in a philosophical setting but in the context of a compelling drama. The Quarrel succeeds in doing just that."
- Rabbi Harold Kushner