A beautifully-rendered and sensitive love story set in Italy during the holiday of Sukkot.

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To honour the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, TJFF traditionally presents a screening followed by a post-film discussion.

 

Where Life Begins / Via Alta

Italy 2022

Italian, French

Director: Stéphane Freiss

 

Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

 

A beautifully-rendered and sensitive love story set in Italy during the holiday of Sukkot. An ultra-orthodox Jewish family from Aix-les-Bains in France comes to a farm in Calabria for a brief stay every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting citrons. Here, the farm owner Elio, played by Riccardo Scamarcio (Eden is WestJohn Wick Chapter 2) connects with Esther, the rebellious rabbi’s daughter. At age 26, she is under much family pressure to marry. Through their time together, Esther discovers her own path, and Elio finds the inner-peace he had lost for a long time. An impressive directorial debut by French film star Stéphane Freiss (Call My Agent).

 

Screening following by a discussion with Rabbi Larry Englander.

 

 

In-Person Screening

Sunday, October 2 at 2PM.
In-Theatre Film and Discussion: $15
Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP, 55 Bloor St. W.
* Masks appreciated and encouraged.

Online Screening

Available to watch online Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 13
Online Household Ticket : $18

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: October 2, 2022

Closing Date: October 13, 2022

In-Person Screening: October 2 at 2PM.
Available to watch online October 11 – 13

Virtual / In-Person

Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP, 55 Bloor St. W.
and
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Website:

$15/18

Accessibility

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