Friends from France

Poster for Friends from France 1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend engaged. The day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening, they part company and the group meet clandestinely refuseniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime for trying to leave the country. They discover an unknown world, brutal and absurd. If Carole is driven by the commitment and willingness to take risks, to Jerome, the real motivation of this trip is Carole.

Original title:
Les interdits
101 minutes
Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Weil

Shown at

  1. 18º Festival de Cinema Judaico de Sao Paulo - 2014
  2. 19th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 19th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. 20th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  7. 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  8. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  9. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  10. Gainesville Jewish Film Fest - 2015
  11. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  12. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  13. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  14. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2014

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