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Foreign Letters (2012)

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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 slowl 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 giv 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 mus iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein, who was the director's favorite musician when her family immigrated to the US in 1982.


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Domestic Releases: March 31st, 2012 (Limited) by Film Movement
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Immigration, Culture Clash, Refugee
Source:Based on Short Film
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States


Daniel Bahr    Elli's Brother
Laura Camien    Teacher
Jade Gurman-Chan    Thuy's "ABC'S" Sister

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Ela Thier
Cinematographer    Milton Kam
Producer    Ela Thier
Producer    Inna Braude
Producer    Brant Kantor
Executive Producer    Evan Gluck
Executive Producer    Terry Leonard
Co-Executive Producer    Nick Bizzell
Make-up and Hair Designer    Lauren Palmer
Costume Designer    Kama Royz
Art Director    Virginia Hastings
Composer    Rob Schwimmer
Production Designer    Tom Soper
Line Producer    Johanna Budzilowicz
Line Producer    Eve McKnight
Sound Designer    Eve Cuyen
Editor    Ben Insler

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