Foreign Letters

Directed by Ela Thier
Film Movement
2012
100 Minutes
USA
English, Hebrew, Vietnamese
Coming of Age, Comedy, Jewish, Family, Drama
Not Rated
DVD
$14.95 Members
$24.95 Non-Members
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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.

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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