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Two more Israeli titles make Toronto Film Festival's cut

MUMBAI: The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has accepted two additional Israeli films ahead of its annual event, bringing the number of Israeli productions featured in it to four.
The nine-day Toronto Film Festival set to begin on 10 September and feature over 32 titles from all over the world is considered one of the industry‘s most prestigious events.

The first of the two new films to be included in the festival‘s Discovery sidebar is director Leon Prudovsky‘s Five Hours from Paris which tells the story of an Israeli cab driver who longs to fly, and a Russian music teacher who is soon to board a plane, find out that romance is only a cab ride away.

The second film, to be screened as part of TIFF‘s Real to Reel sidebar, is director Zippi Brand Frank‘s Google Baby - about a surrogate baby producer in India.

The two productions join Haim Tabakman‘s Eyes Wide Open a gay love story set in a religious Jewish community, and Elia Suleiman‘s The Time that Remains which is a semi-biographic film depicting the daily life of Palestinians in 1948, which were selected by the festival at an earlier date.

Tabakman and Suleiman‘s films will be screened as part of the festival‘s Contemporary World Cinema


events.

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