Past Life - Film SeriesDate: May 17, 2018 - Time: 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Drama, 109 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Set in 1977 Jerusalem, Past Life centers on the daughters of Holocaust survivors, combative liberal journalist Nana and her younger sister Sephi, a soprano and aspiring composer. After a performance in West Berlin, Sephi is accosted by an elderly Polish woman who angrily accuses her father of murder. Traumatized by the startling encounter, the sisters launch an investigation to discover what really happened to their father in Poland during the war.
Writer-director Avi Nesher, himself the son of Holocaust survivors, based his screenplay on actual events chronicled in Can Heaven Be Void?, the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch.
$15 JCC members, $20 public
Merage JCC Myers Theatre
Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.
A.K.A. Nadia, Jan. 25
The Wedding Plan, Feb. 22
Apples From The Desert, March 22
Baba Joon, April 26
Past Life, May 17
The Band’s Visit, June 21
Beaufort, July 19
Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.