From 8 years old
Fiction / United States / 2012 / 1h40 / VOSTF
French Title : Lettres d’ailleurs
Production : Ela Thier, Inna Braude, Brant Kantor
Script : Ela Thier
Photography : Milton Kam
Editing : Ben Insler et Ela Thier
Cast : Noa Rotstein, Dalena Le, Daniel Bahr, Laura Camien et Jade Gurman-Chan
Ellie, a 12 years old Israeli, just arrived in the USA with her parents. It is the start of a new life. She feels homesick, finds it hard to get along at school and needs to learn everything : English, this incomprehensible language, and this unknown country’s culture. Her life will soon brighten up as she meets one of her classmate from Vietnam.
Drawing mainly on memories from her own childhood to write and produce FOREIGN LETTERS, Ela Thier gives the audience a touching chronicle of the everyday life of a young foreign girl in the United States, with both hindsight and humour.
Ela Thier is an Israeli-born director from New York. She directed several short films : SUMMER RAIN (2009), JUDO GIRL (2010), GUARDIAN ANGEL BLUES and TOP OF THE WORLD (2012). Her first feature film, FOREIGN LETTERS (2012) is inspired by her own life and her emigration to the United States with her parents in 1982.
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