Foreign Letters

Directed by Ela Thier
Film Movement
2012
100 Minutes
USA
English, Hebrew, Vietnamese
Coming of Age, Comedy, Jewish, Family, Drama
Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, Immigration, Religion/Spirituality, Women Directors
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Set in the 1980s, FOREIGN LETTERS follows Ellie, a homesick 12-year-old Israeli girl who recently moved to the US. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Though they don't seem to have much in common, they share an experience of being a stranger in a new country, and trust slowly builds between them as the two teach each other about growing up in America. Featuring the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian

DVD Features

Bonus short: A Summer Rain, directed by Ela Thier

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

JFC Features

Bonus short: A Summer Rain, directed by Ela Thier

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A truly heartfelt and absolutely delightful film, rich with both comic and dramatic episodes, that I would recommend to anyone!"
    Christina Zawadizsky, BookRoom Review
  • Highest Rating
    "There's an overall sense of grassroots intimacy [with] beauty at the core."
    Robert Bell, Exclaim.ca
  • Highest Rating
    "Inspiring! Powerful [and] delightful!"
    David Crumm, Read the Spirit

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