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The 24th edition of Toronto Jewish Film Festival will take place from May 5 to 15, 2016 and will present 3 French feature films and 2 French coproductions.

The Consulate general of France in Toronto will support the venue of French movie maker Raphael Nadjari for his film Night Song.

Night Song by Raphael Nadjari - France / Canada 2016, 119 MIN

May 12 - 8:30PM   Innis Town Hall in the presence of Raphael Nadjari
May 14 - 9:00PM   Famous Players Canada Square 2
in the presence of Raphael Nadjari

Hannah, a singer with a passion for classical music, conducts a choir in Montreal with her pianist husband Daniel. They make a living from concerts of sacred French music, veritable heritage treasures, composed for synagogues of end of nineteenth/beginning of twentieth century France. But for some time now, they have been struggling to keep their choir afloat. When they recruit Abigail, a young, gifted, and fragile women who gives them new hope, Samuel, Hannah's former teacher, arrives in Montreal with an ancient piece of music once considered lost...

Louis-Ferdinand Céline by Emmanuel Bourdieu - France 2016, 90 MIN

May 9 - 6:30PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in the presence of Peter Kupidura
May 11 - 8:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
in the presence of Peter Kupidura

1948. Accused by the French law of having collaborated with the Nazis, Louis-Ferdinand Céline has gone into exile in Denmark with his wife, Lucette. Milton Hindus, a young Jewish American writer, who admires him and fervently supports Céline, joins him in the remote Danish countryside, with the intention of writing a book about their encounter. The confrontration between the two men will leave no one unscathed.

Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone by Sylvie Ohayon - France 2014, 99 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 8 - 8:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 10 - 9:00PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, reading, her passion for dance, and for French pop-star Jean-Jacques Goldman, Stéphanie copes in this colorful neighborhood where friendship is primordial. One day, she knows that she'll leave this place to lead the life she's always dreamed of.


Thank you for calling by Pascal Elbé - France 2015, 98 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 12 - 8:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 14 - 9:00PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

A man, a mobile phone, several million stolen euros, forty establishments hoaxed. High on the adrenalin his scams generate, Gilbert Perez manipulates and fools his victims with brio, passing himself off as their president, then as an agent from the French secret service. He dreams of offering his wife Barbara a normal life, but insatiable and without limits, his madness will lead to his downfall.

Yona by Nir Bergman - Israel / France 2014, 100 MIN

May 8 - 8:30PM   The ROM Eaton Theatre
May 12 - 8:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

 

French documentaries :

Imaginary Feasts by Anne Georget - France 2014, 70 MIN

May 6 - 1:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 11 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise

This eye-opening documentary looks at an act of resistance and the people who found a way to preserve their culture, memories and humanity by having "imaginary feasts".  This little-known phenomenon saw prisoners secretly sharing their favourite recipes in Nazi concentration camps, Russian Gulags and Japanese war camps.  These were copied into small notebooks, scraps of paper and even onto fabric, hidden and remarkably smuggled out of the camps.  These recipes are a testament to the unimaginable resilience and will to survive of people who took huge risks to preserve them.

 

red Gold by Philippe Baron - France 2014, 23 MIN

North American Premiere

May 8 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise
May 10 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

The Yatzkans by Anna-Célia Kendall - France 2014, 75 MIN

International Premiere

May 12 - 6:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Following the death of her mother, filmmaker Anna-Célia Kendall receives an email from a Lithuanian museum director informing her she may be a descendant of the Yatzkan family. Inheriting piles of cardboard boxes, which at first seem worthless, she finds within them photos, letters and supermarket receipts that were kept by her mother. Scouring the Internet for information, she learns that her grandfather founded Haynt, Warsaw’s Yiddish daily newspaper. Ultimately she is led to find and reunite with far-flung cousins she never knew existed. With one in particular, Doris, an artist, they journey “back” to Lithuania to create a beautiful tribute to their family.

Black Jews, the roots of the olive tree by Laurence Gavron - Senegal / France 2015, 54 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 9 - 3:30PM   Innis Town Hall
May 10 - 6:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano - Italy / France 2015, 54 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 9 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 11 - 3:30PM   Alliance Francaise

French biographies :

Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored by Julia Bracher & Hugo Hayat - France 2015, 58 MIN

World Premiere

May 6 - 3:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 8 - 6:00PM   Alliance Francaise

Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist by Pierre-henry Salfati - France 2015

World Premiere

May 9 - 5:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 12 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise

I, Dalio or the rules of the game by Mark Rappaport - USA / France 2015, 33 MIN

North American Premiere

May 8 - 8:00PM   Alliance Francaise
May 11 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

French archival film :

Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir - France 1937, 114 MIN

May 6 - 12:30PM   Alliance Francaise

For more information and purchase tickets, please visit www.tjff.com

Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue Toronto

TORONTO - Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2016

When
Du 5 au 15 mai 2016
Where
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto

The 24th edition of Toronto Jewish Film Festival will take place from May 5 to 15, 2016 and will present 3 French feature films and 2 French coproductions.

The Consulate general of France in Toronto will support the venue of French movie maker Raphael Nadjari for his film Night Song.

Night Song by Raphael Nadjari - France / Canada 2016, 119 MIN

May 12 - 8:30PM   Innis Town Hall in the presence of Raphael Nadjari
May 14 - 9:00PM   Famous Players Canada Square 2
in the presence of Raphael Nadjari

Hannah, a singer with a passion for classical music, conducts a choir in Montreal with her pianist husband Daniel. They make a living from concerts of sacred French music, veritable heritage treasures, composed for synagogues of end of nineteenth/beginning of twentieth century France. But for some time now, they have been struggling to keep their choir afloat. When they recruit Abigail, a young, gifted, and fragile women who gives them new hope, Samuel, Hannah's former teacher, arrives in Montreal with an ancient piece of music once considered lost...

Louis-Ferdinand Céline by Emmanuel Bourdieu - France 2016, 90 MIN

May 9 - 6:30PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in the presence of Peter Kupidura
May 11 - 8:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
in the presence of Peter Kupidura

1948. Accused by the French law of having collaborated with the Nazis, Louis-Ferdinand Céline has gone into exile in Denmark with his wife, Lucette. Milton Hindus, a young Jewish American writer, who admires him and fervently supports Céline, joins him in the remote Danish countryside, with the intention of writing a book about their encounter. The confrontration between the two men will leave no one unscathed.

Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone by Sylvie Ohayon - France 2014, 99 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 8 - 8:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 10 - 9:00PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, reading, her passion for dance, and for French pop-star Jean-Jacques Goldman, Stéphanie copes in this colorful neighborhood where friendship is primordial. One day, she knows that she'll leave this place to lead the life she's always dreamed of.


Thank you for calling by Pascal Elbé - France 2015, 98 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 12 - 8:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 14 - 9:00PM   The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

A man, a mobile phone, several million stolen euros, forty establishments hoaxed. High on the adrenalin his scams generate, Gilbert Perez manipulates and fools his victims with brio, passing himself off as their president, then as an agent from the French secret service. He dreams of offering his wife Barbara a normal life, but insatiable and without limits, his madness will lead to his downfall.

Yona by Nir Bergman - Israel / France 2014, 100 MIN

May 8 - 8:30PM   The ROM Eaton Theatre
May 12 - 8:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

 

French documentaries :

Imaginary Feasts by Anne Georget - France 2014, 70 MIN

May 6 - 1:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 11 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise

This eye-opening documentary looks at an act of resistance and the people who found a way to preserve their culture, memories and humanity by having "imaginary feasts".  This little-known phenomenon saw prisoners secretly sharing their favourite recipes in Nazi concentration camps, Russian Gulags and Japanese war camps.  These were copied into small notebooks, scraps of paper and even onto fabric, hidden and remarkably smuggled out of the camps.  These recipes are a testament to the unimaginable resilience and will to survive of people who took huge risks to preserve them.

 

red Gold by Philippe Baron - France 2014, 23 MIN

North American Premiere

May 8 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise
May 10 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

The Yatzkans by Anna-Célia Kendall - France 2014, 75 MIN

International Premiere

May 12 - 6:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Following the death of her mother, filmmaker Anna-Célia Kendall receives an email from a Lithuanian museum director informing her she may be a descendant of the Yatzkan family. Inheriting piles of cardboard boxes, which at first seem worthless, she finds within them photos, letters and supermarket receipts that were kept by her mother. Scouring the Internet for information, she learns that her grandfather founded Haynt, Warsaw’s Yiddish daily newspaper. Ultimately she is led to find and reunite with far-flung cousins she never knew existed. With one in particular, Doris, an artist, they journey “back” to Lithuania to create a beautiful tribute to their family.

Black Jews, the roots of the olive tree by Laurence Gavron - Senegal / France 2015, 54 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 9 - 3:30PM   Innis Town Hall
May 10 - 6:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano - Italy / France 2015, 54 MIN

Canadian Premiere

May 9 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 11 - 3:30PM   Alliance Francaise

French biographies :

Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored by Julia Bracher & Hugo Hayat - France 2015, 58 MIN

World Premiere

May 6 - 3:30PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 8 - 6:00PM   Alliance Francaise

Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist by Pierre-henry Salfati - France 2015

World Premiere

May 9 - 5:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 12 - 1:00PM   Alliance Francaise

I, Dalio or the rules of the game by Mark Rappaport - USA / France 2015, 33 MIN

North American Premiere

May 8 - 8:00PM   Alliance Francaise
May 11 - 4:00PM   Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

French archival film :

Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir - France 1937, 114 MIN

May 6 - 12:30PM   Alliance Francaise

For more information and purchase tickets, please visit www.tjff.com