UKJFF: Foreign Letters
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Foreign Letters (U) UK Premiere
1hr 40. USA 2012. Dir. Ela Thier.
In English and Hebrew with English subtitles.
A heart-warming film that will remind you of just how precious and precarious a childhood friendship can be.
Set in 1980s Connecticut, this is the story of two young girls who are both outsiders in an all-American world. Ellie has moved with her family from Israel, Thuy is a Vietnamese refugee. With each other they find acceptance, fun and adventure. Whilst Ellie anxiously waits for letters from a best friend back home, the bond between her and Thuy grows as they write down their thoughts and feelings for each other. But a single letter threatens to destroy their friendship forever. Foreign Letters explores how trust is built and broken. The question is, can it ever be fully restored? This is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it.
+ Batman at the Checkpoint (U)
10mins. Germany 2012. Dir. Rafael Balulu.
In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
Two young boys (one Israeli, one Palestinian) forge a fleeting friendship out of their parents’ sight against the tense backdrop of an Israeli checkpoint.