“Forgiveness”: A Subtle Israeli Comedy: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival

Yes Israeli criminals can be big bunglers as we see in “Forgiveness”. I would say it is a low toned comedic film full of subtleties you might easily miss if you are not familiar with Israeli society. At times its premise is delightfully absurd. Shaul and Nissan are robbing a post office safe. Shaul isContinue reading ““Forgiveness”: A Subtle Israeli Comedy: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival”

“Asia”: Israeli Academy Awards Winner and the Inevitability of the End: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival

After several years of reviewing Israeli films there is nothing second rate about them. Sure I have seen a few clunkers but such are very rare! No more than in the North American film industry. If one pays attention to the introduction of the film on the TJFF website one might be left with theContinue reading ““Asia”: Israeli Academy Awards Winner and the Inevitability of the End: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival”

“The End of Love”: A Film Boosted by its Place in Time: Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival, a virtual festival of course in this insidious time of COVID , goes beyond its time limits to present an “encore presentation” of a couple of films. One of them is “The End of Love” which deals with a Skype relationship between Israeli photographer Yuval and his wife Julie. JulieContinue reading ““The End of Love”: A Film Boosted by its Place in Time: Toronto Jewish Film Festival”