Aliyah

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Aliyah (Alyah) by Elie Wajeman (France, 2012, 90 min.). Alex’s life doesn’t offer many positive possibilities. When his cousin opens a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex thinks that joining him might be his chance at changing his life. But in order to leave, Alex must accomplish his “aliyah” (the term for Jews immigrating to Israel), which involves Hebrew lessons and connecting with his Jewish roots. A decision needs to be made and Alex is torn between making his aliyah or staying in Paris. “Cleverly cinematic! [An] intimate and dexterous debut feature” (Variety). Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.

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