Director: Caroline Link
German with English Subtitles
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.