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Letter to Jenny

Directed by Diego Musiak

Spain-Israel-Argentina | 96 minutes | 2007

Spanish with English subtitles

In the mood for a good old-fashioned weepy? This coming-of-age tale from Argentina opens with an emotional bat mitzvah, as its photogenic heroine embarks upon her teenage years having lost her mother to a terminal illness. A series of letters are her only comfort in times of major life choice or crisis. The latter is supplied by Jenny’s Spanish musician boyfriend, who might as well have ‘Trouble’ tattooed on his forehead: cue a tearful but cathartic journey of self-discovery that takes Jenny across the world from South America to Israel. Will she find the key to her tragic past, and through it, a brighter future? A rites-of-passage tale in the grand tradition, this may have more sensitive audience members reaching for a third hanky by the time Jenny reconnects with her Jewish faith — and a handsome childhood friend who’s all grown up and serving in the IDF. A sympathetic, feisty lead performance from Gimena Accardi fuels this picturesque odyssey to Jerusalem.
Foreign Title Cartas para Jenny
Director Diego Musiak
Countries of Production Spain-Israel-Argentina
Year of Presentation 2007
Language(s) Spanish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 96 minutes
Principal Cast Gimena Accardi, Fabio Di Tomaso, Martín Seefeld
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