Cinema: Postdated

I SENT A LETTER TO MY LOVE Directed by Moshe Mizrahi Screenplay by Gérard Brack and Moshe Mizrahi

They stand in single file at the post-office window, their hair gray, the lines of their plain, neat dresses amplified by age and experience, their thoughts mixing hope and anxiety. It is midafternoon, and dusk is settling on their lives, but as they move up in line they permit themselves to wonder: Is there a letter for me today? The efficient, sympathetic mademoiselle behind the counter nods yes, and watches aging eyes light up—or says, "Hélas,...

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