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Foreign Letters (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 April 2012 (USA)
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A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the ... See full summary »

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Thuy
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Udi Razzin ...
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Daphna Thier ...
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A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier's personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the healing power of friendship. Written by Anonymous

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A simple, honest film about friendship.
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Word for word this movie described my life. I couldn't wait for it to be over so I could write a review. It felt more like a documentary than a fictional story, probably because the producer wrote from experience, but how she captured every second of that time is beautiful. 30 minutes in felt like hours because of the details of every moment. We see the world, but also how Ellie sees it alongside it. The film is well paced and the narrative choice is brilliant. In other words, it's effortless. I feel the movie was straight from the heart and moved along naturally with nostalgia rather than pain for her childhood. It is a movie set in reality rather than fantasy. Blah blah blah, just see it. It's good.


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