Elie Wajeman, France, 2012, 90 min
With: Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel
In French and Hebrew, with English Subtitles
Winner, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2012
Canadian Premiere

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 6:00 PM, Innis Town Hall

Watch trailer here

Paris. Alex is twenty-seven. He makes a living selling hash and pays off the debts of his brother Isaac. So when his cousin tells him that he is opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines joining him to start a new life at last. Determined to leave, Alex has to find money. But he also has to say goodbye to Paris, a city that he loves, Esther his ex, Mathias, his old friend and Jeanne whom he has just met. Torn between aliyah, his drug deals, his complex love life and a destructive brother, Alex has to find his own path.

“A subtly effective drama-cum-thriller from budding auteur Elie Wajeman!”
– Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Beautifully conceived and executed!”
– Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

“Cleverly cinematic! Intimate and dexterous debut feature.”
– Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety