“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”

“Hors Normes” (The Specials): The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival

“Hors Normes” leaves you a bit dazed when it begins but let it run and the pieces fit in very nicely. While in many senses it is a sort of tragedy about how the most difficult mentally challenged youth and young adults in France have no place to go for treatment. And treatment in theContinue reading ““Hors Normes” (The Specials): The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival”

“There are No Lions in Tel Aviv”: A Story of Passion, Greed and Downfall: Toronto Jewish Film Festival

There was once a Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Schornstein who arrived in Palestine in 1935 from Copenhagen. Not wishing to remain a rabbi he transformed his love of animals into a pet shop then donated all his animals to establish a zoo in Tel Aviv. The deal was the Zoo gets the animals and he wouldContinue reading ““There are No Lions in Tel Aviv”: A Story of Passion, Greed and Downfall: Toronto Jewish Film Festival”