Directed by Avi Nesher (Israel, 2016, 110 min.). In Hebrew, English, German and Polish with English subtitles. Massachusetts Premiere.
In 1977, two Israeli sisters, Stephi (Joy Rieger, Live and Become), an aspiring classical composer and singer, and Nana (Nelly Tagar, Zero Motivation), a combative liberal journalist, investigate a wartime mystery that’s cast a shadow over their lives. As they unravel secrets from the past, they confront the taboo topic of their father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. Avi Nesher (The Wonders, The Matchmaker, Turn Left at the End of the World, all premiered by NCJF), himself the son of Holocaust survivors, based his gripping screenplay on the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch and the film’s hauntingly beautiful score was composed by Ella Milch-Sheriff, the inspiration for the Stephi character.
“A triumph…Moving, original, quirky and suspenseful.” —Jerusalem Post
“Nesher’s best film yet. Profoundly moving.” –Variety
“A gripping mystery thriller.” –Hollywood Reporter
This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road. Museum doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the film and will be closed 30 minutes after it starts. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.
The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.