Foreign Letters

Poster for 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.

100 minutes

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. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  8. Madison Israel Film Festival - 2014
  9. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  10. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  11. Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  12. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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