Foreign Letters

Foreign Letters

Streaming Video - 2012
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In this touching tale of young friendship Ellie, a 12-year-old Israeli immigrant, and Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee, form a powerful bond that helps Ellie cope with the hardships of adjusting to her new life in the states.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: Streaming Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 100 min.)) : sd., col

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Hypatya
Sep 20, 2016

LOVED this movie, very well made.
The main-theme song by Chava Alberstein is now part of my music collection.
I love it when movies give back so much culture.

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kiwibu
May 08, 2016

This movie was very nostalgic as this reminded me of my youth when I was the same age as Ellie and Thuy. I am Mexican and my friend was Italian, we were both born in USA. We were very close friends for about a couple of years, until I starting talking and playing with another girl and my close Italian friend called me a two-timer and she went her own way. She and her family moved to a different part of the city. I never got a chance to explain to her, "how important our friendship was". I'm married and have a family and I often think about her and our friendship we had. I wish that our friendship continued as in this movie "Foreign Letters". Foreign Letters, is a beautiful story.

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garycornell
Mar 10, 2016

"Foreign Letters" is such a wonderful movie because the child actresses are outstanding. A wonderful true story that shows the strength of friendships. Really a movie not to be missed!

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BloomFree
Apr 27, 2014

This movie brought tears to my eyes in remembrance of young friendship. Ellie learns the hard way that hurting someone you love deeply only hurts yourself. She navigates this immature move in a heartfelt and intelligent way - something which can be harder for us adults to do when we wrong someone.

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ms_mustard
Mar 10, 2014

a story of the friendship of two immigrant girls in the US made by the woman who is represented as Ellie. lovely special feature of a reunion of the 2 adult women, 30 years after the time of the film. touching and real.

voisjoe1 Jan 29, 2013

A nice story about two immigrant children in America, one from Israel, the other from Vietnam. Because they are cultural outsiders in their mainstream American school, they form a friendship that eventually leads to support of one another. Based on a true story where the real characters did not meet after grade school for 30 years and finally met again to help make this movie.

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BloomFree
Apr 27, 2014

BloomFree thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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