18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Friday, 04 April 2014 09:48
Reel Asian co-presents at Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The 22nd annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 1-11) offers up their most dynamic and ecletic line-up to date! Reel Asian is proud to co-present two films at the festival starting off with Transit, a moving drama about Israeli foreign workers told through the eyes of five Filipino families whose children risk deportation. The film was also Phillipines' 2014 foreign-language Oscar® submission. In Stranghai Strangers, actress Joan Chen offers a visually-stunning love story of how two strangers come across a house containing Jewish life during wartime Shanghai. See below for more information!


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TRANSIT
Director: Hannah Espia

Thursday May 8, 6:30pm
ROM Eaton Theatre (100 Queen's Park Circle)

Sunday May 11, 4:30pm
Famous Players Canada Square Cinema (2200 Yonge Street)

ADMISSION
General: $13
Students/Seniors: $9 (ID required)
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SYNOPSIS: The Philippines 2014 foreign language Oscar® submission, Transit is a drama about Israeli foreign workers told through the eyes of five Filipino families whose children risk deportation. Resisting the temptation to turn the film into a political statement, director Hannah Espia instead focuses on the human drama between parents, and their children who are caught between two cultures: the children have never experienced the Filipino world that their parents represent, and Israeli society is the only place they have ever known. “Assisted by clever editing that replays previous scenes in slightly extended form, shedding greater light on characters and conflicts, the [film] is constantly engaging and frequently moving.” (Variety) Trailer

Director Hannah Espia and Producer Paul Soriano in attendance at the screenings.


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SHANGHAI STRANGERS
Joan Chen

Tuesday May 6, 4:00pm
Famous Players Canada Square Cinema (2200 Yonge Street)

Sunday May 11, 5:30pm
Koeffler House, University of Toronto (569 Spadina Cres.)

ADMISSION
General: $13
Students/Seniors: $9 (ID required)
Buy tickets 

SYNOPSIS: Actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor) directs this visually­stunning love story about a random meeting between two strangers that leads to a house containing evidence of Jewish life during wartime Shanghai.



Thank you to our Co-Presentation partner:

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