When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

 

Germany, 2019

Director: Caroline Link

German with English Subtitles

Historical Drama

119 minutes

Sunday, August 9, noon to midnight

 

In this gentle, beautifully-rendered 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 pay much notice to Hitler’s rise to power. But when her family is suddenly and secretly hurried out of Berlin, Anna begins to understand that life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure full of uncertainty and danger, as Anna and her family navigate life in unfamiliar countries, and cope with the challenges of being refugees. Despite the darkness that surrounds, this is a story of  curiosity, optimism and the enormous power of family love. Adapted from the bestselling children’s novel by Judith Kerr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation

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The Fiddle
 

Israel, 2018

Director, Asher Schwartz

Yiddish with English subtitles

Animated short

9 minutes

Sunday, August 9, noon to midnight

 

Despite his father’s ban on music under his roof, little Sholom will do anything to play the fiddle, and escape his father’s wrath. This charming and humorous animated film, based on Sholem Aleichem’s short story “The Fiddle,” is the story of the boy who was destined to become the “Fiddler on the Roof.”