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Foreign Letters (2011)





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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 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.

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Daniel Bahr
as Ellie's Brother
Laura Camien
as Teacher
Jade Gurman-Chan
as Thuy's "ABC's" Sister
Virginia Hastings
as ESL Teacher
Gloria Kron
as Librarian
Alan Le May
as Thuy's Father
Paula Le
as Thuy's Mother
Udi Razzin
as Ellie's Father
Ela Thier
as Ellie's Mother
Daphne Tier
as Ellie's Aunt
Uri Thier
as Grandfather
Alana Zuber
as Schoolgirl
Cassidy Zuber
as Jennifer's Friend
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Subtitled coming-of-age drama explores girl friendship.

August 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A sensitive and lovely portrait of the slowly unfolding friendship of two preteen girls in America - one from Israel and one from Vietnam.

August 9, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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