Foreign Letters

Directed by Ela Thier
Ela Thier
Film Movement
100 Minutes
English, Hebrew, Vietnamese
Coming of Age, Comedy, Jewish, Family, Drama
Not Rated
Screening Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, HDCAM
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound
Theatrical booking
Clemence Taillandier
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Materials and print traffic
Jimmy Weaver
Press Inquiries
Michael Krause


Set in the 1980s, FOREIGN LETTERS follows Ellie, a homesick 12-year-old Israeli girl who recently moved to the US. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Though they don't seem to have much in common, they share an experience of being a stranger in a new country, and trust slowly builds between them as the two teach each other about growing up in America. Featuring the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein.

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