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El Brindis

Directed by Shai Agosin

Chile-Mexico | 100 minutes | 2007

Spanish with English subtitles

In this lighthearted tale about family, memory and love, Emilia, a young photographer, struggles to find meaning in her life. Though she lives a lonely life in Mexico, she reluctantly travels to Chile to visit her octogenarian estranged father, Isidoro, who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. There, she must deal with her extended paternal family, her unexplored Jewish roots, and her overall feelings of loneliness and resentment. While Isidoro is trying to make up for lost time with Emilia, she is learning that her roots run deeper than she had ever imagined when she met Rabbi David. Together they learn to practice life’s most simple yet difficult task: how to enjoy it. Dealing with each of the trio’s personal crises, love pangs, and leaps of faith, El Brindis’ toast announces that even though life is bittersweet, each moment of it is a priceless gift.
Director Shai Agosin
Countries of Production Chile-Mexico
Year of Presentation 2007
Language(s) Spanish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Ana Serradilla, Pepe Soriano, Francisco Melo
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