TJFF presents feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.
CALL ME BULLIE / KRAA LI BULLIE
Hailed by The New York Times as “Israel’s Faulkner,” and the recipient of the Israel Prize for Hebrew literature, A. B. Yehoshua is one of Israel’s most beloved authors. In this intimate portrait of the man known to his friends as “Bullie,” director Omri Lior offers invaluable insight into Yehoshua’s writing process and the meticulous research he undertakes for each novel.
Director: Omri Lior | Israel 2015, 61 Min. English
Sunday May 8 • 1:00pm • The ROM Eaton Theatre
Thursday May 12 • 5:30pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
Denis Lavant (Holy Motors, Beau Travail) stars in this elegant adaptation of Milton Hindus’ book The Crippled Giant. Filmmaker Emmanuel Bourdieu tells the true story of Hindus, a Jewish American professor, as he meets the notoriously anti-Semitic French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. With the intention of writing a memoir, Hindus visits the now-isolated writer and discovers the charismatic but troubled man behind the books he so admires.
Director: Emmanuel Bourdieu | France 2016, 90 Min. French
Monday May 9 • 6:30pm • The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Wednesday May 11 • 8:30pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
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