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Israeli Films Create Niche at Toronto

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 9, 2005 at 5:20AM

This year, Israeli audiences can find specific ethno-cultural fare at Toronto with such film offerings as Amos Gitai's "Free Zone," starring Natalie Portman; Liev Schreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated,” based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; Radu Mihaileanu’s “Va, Vis Et Deviens”; Pasquale Simeca’s “The Passion of Joshua," set in Spain during the 16th century, and Laios Koltai’s “Fateless,” based on Imre Kertesz's novel. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California reports.
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This year, Israeli audiences can find specific ethno-cultural fare at Toronto with such film offerings as Amos Gitai's "Free Zone," starring Natalie Portman; Liev Schreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated,” based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; Radu Mihaileanu’s “Va, Vis Et Deviens”; Pasquale Simeca’s “The Passion of Joshua," set in Spain during the 16th century, and Laios Koltai’s “Fateless,” based on Imre Kertesz's novel. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California reports.