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Foreign Letters [videorecording]

Thier Productions, B&H Photo, NBTV Studios present ; producers, Ela Thier, Inna Braude, Brant Kantor ; written & directed by Ela Thier
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
A summer rain: An 11-year-old immigrant girl from Israel misses her best friend. A Vietnamese refugee next door shares in her experience. This acclaimed short film was the basis for "Foreign letters".
Director
Ela Thier
Performers
Dalena Thùy-Anh Lê, Noa Rotstein.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
99 min.
Language
English, Hebrew and Vietnamese dialogue with English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Rating
Not rated
Notes
Bonus short film: A summer rain (U.S.; 17 min.) / directed by Ela Thier.
Related Title
Summer rain.
Edition
Widescreen
Series
Film Movement Series
ISBN
9781470321338, 1470321335
Credits
Director of photography, Milton Kam ; editors, Ben Insler, Ela Thier ; featuring music by Chava Alberstein ; original score by Rob Schwimmer.
Published
[Fairlawn, N.J.] : Film Movement, c2012.
Publisher no.
DVD0107 Film Movement
Description
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; surround sound; widescreen.
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