Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Presents "Paris Boutique" (in French)
Sat Feb 18 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
The Woodruff Arts Center | Atlanta, GA
About this Event
Special Event Details
Together with AJC ACCESS and our other partners from the young professionals community, indulge in delectable drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Woodruff Arts Center. Enjoy an evening of convivial mixing and mingling with our youthful and diverse Atlanta community. The $36 ticket includes the party and film program.
***Meeting point is inside the Rich Auditorium, located at the Woodruff Arts Center
About the Film
A fish-out-of-water Jewish-French lawyer, and duplicitous but amiable Israeli hustler, unravel a mystery in Jerusalem’s Old City, in this delightful female-buddy romcom.
Taking a break from planning her lavish wedding, Louise (Joséphine Draï) arrives from Paris to handle a high-end property deal her father has engineered and being fought over by Jews, Muslims and Christians. He wants it sold to Jews, among which are holy men who are hucksters trying to outbid each other. Landing in Israel, Louise has the misfortune of being picked up by Neta (Nelly Tagar), a hard up and heartbroken cabbie giving rides to tourists to make ends meet. Neta swindles her well-heeled passenger to cover debts her cheating husband has saddled her with before he skedaddled. What begins as a hellish visit for Louise—out of her element wearing designer clothes, costing what many locals earn in a year—serendipitously ends with the two becoming fast friends, bonding over botched relationships with men, while traversing the magical heart of Jerusalem.
Their adventure, rooted in a wish hidden in the Western Wall, makes the most of the narrow, cobblestoned streets around the Machaneh Yehuda market and in the Old City. Directed by Marco Carmel, this comedy of errors received six Israeli Academy Award nominations including a Best Actress nod to Nelly Tagar (Zero Motivation), one of Israel's funniest talents.
Director(s): Marco Carmel
Type: Narrative Feature
Run Time: 81 minutes
Countries: France & Israel
Premiere Status: Atlanta Premiere
Where is it happening?The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, United States
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