Lies My Father Told Me
|Lies My Father Told Me|
|Directed by||Ján Kadár|
|Produced by||Anthony Bedrich
|Written by||Ted Allan|
|Music by||Sol Kaplan|
|Cinematography||Paul Van der Linden
|Edited by||Edward Beyer
|Canadian Film Development Corporation|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Budget||$CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)|
Lies My Father Told Me is a 1975 Canadian film made in Montreal, Quebec. It was directed by Ján Kadár and stars Jeffrey Lynas as an orthodox Jewish boy growing up in 1920s Montreal. The film received the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1975.
The original story was written by Ted Allan in 1949. Allan, a Jew from East End Montreal, was working at an advertising agency. David Rome, editor of the Canadian Jewish Congress Bulletin, asked him to write a story immediately. Allan thought up a story and had it in Rome's hands within hours. It eventually became this Academy Award-nominated film and a novella.
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The story tells of a six-year-old boy who would travel with his grandfather on an old horse-drawn cart through the alleyways in a Jewish ghetto of Montreal in the 1920s. The two would call out to residents asking to collect their old junk (a rag-and-bone man). The boy's grandfather was religious but his father was not. Eventually the grandfather dies, as does his horse Ferdeleh, leaving the boy feeling bitter toward his secular father.
- Yossi Yadin as Zaida
- Len Birman as Harry Herman
- Marilyn Lightstone as Annie Herman
- Jeff Lynas as David Herman (as Jeffrey Lynas)
- Ted Allan as Mr. Baumgarten
- Henry Gamer as Uncle Benny
- Barbara Chilcott as Mrs. Tannenbaum
- Carol Lazare as Edna
- Mignon Elkins as Mr. Bondy
- Cleo Paskal as Cleo
- "In Search of ‘Lies My Father Told Me’". The Forward. January 14, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- "Truth and Lies: A Q&A With Montreal Film Producer Harry Gulkin". The Forward. January 14, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- Lies My Father Told Me at the Internet Movie Database
- Lies My Father Told Me at AllMovie
- Lies My Father Told Me at the TCM Movie Database
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