The 15th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival strives to show the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience by presenting the best contemporary international films. Through feature films, shorts, documentaries and student films, as well as conversations with guest speakers, the festival explores Jewish identity with the hope of increasing tolerance and educating its audiences. Some of the films we have shown have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards and remade into Hollywood films. Many of them have received Israel’s highest awards for films. Since our beginning over 100 outstanding films have been shown at a variety of venues accompanied by exciting speakers and receptions.
Awards: Audience Award Berlin Film Festival and Best Drama Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
In this epic romance based on actual events, a Polish partisan man and German Jewish woman forge an unshakeable bond during the Holocaust. After a daring escape from a Nazi death camp, Tomasz and a pregnant Hannah are forcibly separated and each is convinced the other has died. The events of 1944 Poland are juxtaposed with 1976 Brooklyn, where an older Hannah glimpses a television interview that makes her realize that Tomasz might still be alive. A spiral of emotions and moral ambiguities are triggered, as Hannah must now confront her unresolved past.
Germany 2010, 106 Minutes
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