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L'Estonie au Cinema

On Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm, Estonian Studies Centre and Alliance Francaise in collaboration present: L'Estonie au CInema.

The first film in the series Une Estonienne a Paris (Eestlanna Pariisis) will be screened at Alliance Francaise (24 Spadina Rd. At the corner of Lowther Ave. and Spadina Rd.).

In French with English subtitles. No admission fee.

Toronto Jewish Film Society: The Concert

Co-presented with The Royal Conservatory of Music
Guest speaker: Musicologist Jordan Klapman
(France, 2009, Radu Mihaileanu director, 119 min)
Former Bolshoi conductor Andrei Simoniovich Filipov was fi red for engaging Jewish musicans. Now he works at the Bolshoi as a cleaner. Learning that the orchestra has been invited to play in Paris, he conspires to conduct the concert. Witness his triumph over his disastrous past in this delightful comedic drama. In French and Russian with English Subtitles.

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Bogdan's Journey

Co-presented with Holocaust Education Week and the Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation
Guest Speaker: Professor Piotr J. Wróbel
(Poland, USA, 2016, Michal Jaskulski & Lawrence Loewinger directors, 83 min)
In 1946, forty Holocaust survivors seeking shelter in Kielce, Poland, were murdered by townspeople. For decades, Polish authorities suppressed the story. Bogdan’s Journey documents the Kielce Pogrom
and one man’s attempts to persuade people to face their past. In Polish with English Subtitles.
4:00 and 7:30 pm

Toronto Jewish Film Society:The Human Resources Manager

Co-presented with  Schwartz/Reisman Centre 
Guest Speaker: Critic Adam Nayman
(Israel, Germany, France, Romania, 2010, Eran Riklis director, 103 min)
A suicide bombing in Israel takes the life of a Romanian worker, leaving her reluctant HR manager to escort her body home. An adaptation of A.B. Yehoshua’s novel from the director of The Syrian Bride, The Human Resources Manager is a darkly comic yet poignant film. 
In Hebrew , English, Romanian and French with English Subtitles.

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