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Foreign Letters (2012)
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Director:Ela Thier Producer:NBTV Studios, Thier Productions Written by:Ela Thier  Running time:99 min 

Country:Israel Language:Hebrew, English, Vietnamese Genre:Comedy, Drama Subtitle:English 

Starring: Laura Camien as Mrs. Carol, Virginia Hastings as Ms. Para, Dalena Le as Thuy,

Udi Razzin Ellie''s father, Noa Rotstein Ellie, Daphna Thier Dalia (as Daphne Tier),

Ela Thier as Ellie''s mother, Uri Thier as Grandfather

 

Storyline:
Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, is lonely and homesick. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Trust slowly builds as the two teach each other about life in America. As Ellie and Thuy become inseparable, they eventually hurt and betray each other. Ellie must give up her most prized possession in order to save their friendship. Based on the filmmaker''s own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, poverty, shame, and the power of friendship to heal us. The film features the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein, who was the director''s favorite musician when her family immigrated to the US in 1982.


Special Features:
 SHORT FILM: A SUMMER RAIN
Directed by Ela Thier


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Review:
Foreign Letters (Hebrew: מרחקים‎) is a 2012 Israeli/American drama film based on a true story of the movie''s writer and director, Ela Thier.

The movie, which has gotten both positive and negative reviews from multiple sources, involves Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, and her family after moving into the United States in 1982. At first she experiences all kinds of difficulties, but then she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age, bringing a changing point as the movie progresses. Its themes include the immigrant experience, learning English, dealing with prejudice, sharing secrets, opening to other cultures, and creatively handling conflict in friendships.

Based on the filmmaker''s own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, "poverty, shame, and the power of friendship to heal us".


The film features the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein, who was the director''s favorite musician when her family immigrated to the US in 1982. The film was the official selection at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

A simple, honest film about friendship.
by kassha-1 (United States)
Word for word this movie described my life. I couldn''t wait for it to be over so I could write a review. It felt more like a documentary than a fictional story, probably because the producer wrote from experience, but how she captured every second of that time is beautiful. 30 minutes in felt like hours because of the details of every moment. We see the world, but also how Ellie sees it alongside it. The film is well paced and the narrative choice is brilliant. In other words, it''s effortless. I feel the movie was straight from the heart and moved along naturally with nostalgia rather than pain for her childhood. It is a movie set in reality rather than fantasy. Blah blah blah, just see it. It''s good.








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