The third annual Toronto Israel Film Festival is a varied gourmet meal, providing Festival-goers with a small taste of the best of modern Israeli cinema. As in previous years, a variety of full-length feature films will be screened at this year’s Festival, of which the most prominent is likely The Matchmaker, a hit with Israeli audiences this summer, and A Matter of Size, a success in Israeli cinemas last year. Israel’s documentary cinema industry is reaching new heights. This year, the Festival has selected two outstanding documentaries: Precious Life, in which the complexity of the Middle East conflict is reflected in the struggle to save a baby, as well as the essential historical document A Film Unfinished. Dr. Raz Somech, the central focus (we say hero) of Precious Life will be a Festival guest and present to answer your questions. The issue of religion is central to Israeli society. Two fascinating and thought-provoking short fiction films dedicated to the subject, Wasserman the Rain Man and A Green Chariot will be screened together. A Green Chariot director, Gilad Goldschmidt , will be a Festival guest. Gilad will introduce the two short films, and be available to answer audience questions. Israeli cinema deals with complex and relevant issues – very much like the country, itself. These qualities ensure this year’s Toronto Israel Film Festival, like years past, will captivate its audiences.
For Information and film listing visit : http://www.israelfilmfestival.ca/