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Ami Drozd, 2009
Israel/Poland | Polish and Hebrew with English subtitles | 100 minutes
New York Premiere! Director Ami Drozd in person at January 19 and January 21 screenings!
Screening added: January 12 at 3:30pm.
In a poor neighborhood in 1960s Łódź, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are in a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker’s own experiences.