May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
west newton cinema
1296 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465
National Center for Jewish Film

In 1977, two Israeli sisters, Stephi (Joy Rieger, Live and Become), an aspiring classical composer and singer, and Nana (Nelly Tagar, Zero Motivation), a combative liberal journalist, investigate a wartime mystery that’s cast a shadow over their lives. As they unravel secrets from the past, they confront the taboo topic of their father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. Acclaimed Director Avi Nesher (The Wonders, The Matchmaker, Turn Left at the End of the World, all premiered by NCJF), himself the son of Holocaust survivors, based his gripping screenplay on the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch and the film’s hauntingly beautiful score was composed by Ella Milch-Sheriff, the inspiration for the Stephi character. Official selection Toronto Int’l Film Festival & Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival. (Dir: Avi Nesher | Israel | 2016 | 110m | Hebrew, English, German & Polish w/ English subtitles)

“A gripping mystery thriller.” –Hollywood Reporter
“A Triumph. Moving, original, quirky and suspenseful.” –Jerusalem Post
“An emotionally resonant exploration of the legacy of sin.” –Playlist
“Nesher’s Best Film Yet. Profoundly moving.” –Variety

Screening as part of The National Center for Jewish Film’s 20th Annual Film Festival
May 4-21, 2017 | www.jewishfilm.org