Foreign Film: "Jaffa"
Jul 14, 2010
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Jaffa (105 min.) is an unrated Israeli film in Hebrew (with English subtitles) directed by Keren Yedaya. In the heart of the Israeli city of Jaffa, Reuven's Garage is a family-run business. The garage workers consist of Reuven’s beautiful daughter Mali, his violent and distant son Meir, as well as a young Palestinian, Toufik. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years, and that Mali is pregnant with Toufik’s child. As the two lovers secretly make their wedding arrangements, tension steadily builds between Toufik and Meir, who openly voices his disdain and prejudices about Arabs. As these relationships continue to intensify, emotions begin to boil, resulting in an astonishing conclusion. Jaffa was an official selection of the following: Cannes, Toronto, Palm Springs, Rio de Janeiro, Hamptons, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, and Warsaw Jewish Film Festivals.