The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: TO LIFE

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Director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann sets his engaging drama in postwar Paris where Hélène (Julie Depardieu), a young Auschwitz survivor rebuilds her life while searching for her friends Lily and Rose (Johanna ter Steege, Suzanne Clément). When the women are finally reunited, they share a watershed vacation in the seaside town of Berck-Plage, enjoying the intimacies of life, love, and faith. An emotionally complex film about the sustaining power of women’s friendship is “…delicate and profound…an infectious ode to life and collective ritual to overcome horror through friendship, irony, the most intimate confessions and a desire to look towards the future.”– Cineuropa. (105 mins.)

TO LIFE screens Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The program is being presented as part of the 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Festival passes are available for purchase here.

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