Director: Caroline Link
Runtime: 119 min
Release Date: 2020 (Germany/Switzerland)
Language: German with subtitles
In-Person: Tuesday, 11/2 at the JCC @ 6:30 p.m.
Virtually: Wednesday, 11/3 @ 6 p.m. – Friday, 11/5 @ 6 p.m.
In this gentle, beautifully rendered historical family drama, a German-Jewish girl takes her first steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her happy, carefree existence. Nine-year-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. When her father, a well-known journalist suddenly flees to Zurich, Anna, her mother and brother must each pack one suitcase and embark on a years long journey. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure as the family must navigate unfamiliar lands, and cope with the challenges of being refugees. Based on the Judith Kerr’s semi-autobiographical bestselling children’s novel.