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TALKIES REPLAY

CERTIFICATE: 12A

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Looking for your roots? You might dig up a few surprises. Everything is Illuminated, first shown at Talkies Community Cinema in November 2012, delighted a packed audience Baskerville’s Tea Room with its glimpses into a vanished world.

Based in the best selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Elijah Woods plays a young man on his journey to find his Ukrainian Jewish heritage. Its showing evoked laughter and tears, as the tragic impact of past atrocities collided with comic misapprehensions between impoverished eastern Europeans and cosseted Westerner. A hyper-realistic cinematography reflects the book’s surreal take on genealogy. There is a comic dog, too – Sammy Davis Jnr Jnr.

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