Writer-director Shemi Zarhin, author of the bestseller Some Day, to take part in prestigious Toronto Film Festival
“The Kind Words”, written and directed by Shemi Zarhin will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, 10-20 Sept. 2015, in the Contemporary World Cinema category. “The Kind Words” has received excellent write-ups in Israel and has racked up great success at the box office, with over 150,000 viewers since May 2015. It has been nominated for Israel Film Academy awards in 12 categories, including Best Picture. It is an Israeli-Canadian coproduction by Pie Films and Amérique Film and the international cast includes French, Canadian and Israeli actors. “The Kind Words” is the story of three brothers who go on a journey when a deep secret resurfaces from the past. The road from Jerusalem to Paris, Marseilles and back in time to Algeria in the 1960s produces a plot that is full of surprises.
Shemi Zarhin’s first novel, Some Day, was published in Israel in 2011 and has sold over 100,000 copies. Translation rights sold: English, Italian & Turkish.