Dir. Michael verhoeven | drama | germany | 2014 | 90 min. (german and hebrew, with english subtitles)
SATURDAY, March 21, 9:30 p.m. Chilmark School
In 1968, 20-year-old Laura returns to Munich for her father’s funeral, another traumatic event in the long line of the family’s buried history: Laura’s parents are both Holocaust survivors who chose to start their new life in postwar Germany. That meant hiding their true identities from the world, and instilling their fear and suffering in their children. Based on Laura Waco's autobiographical novel, this finely crafted, nuanced drama beautifully portrays the complexity of German society and German-Jewish identity in the years immediately following World War II.
"It ought to be Germany's offical Oscar entry for 2015, because it pushes all the right buttons
of hope, affirmation, and love, against all odds."
— Kurt Brokaw, The Independent
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Co-presented by the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center