Foreign Letters

A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier's personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the healing power of friendship.

Year:
2012
Length:
100 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 16th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 2014 Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida - 2014
  4. Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2013
  7. Madison Israel Film Festival - 2014
  8. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  9. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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