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Directed by Avi Nesher

Israel, Poland 2016 109 mins. In Hebrew, German, Polish

Nesher’s (The Matchmaker, The Wonders) moving film confronts a trauma and burden of history that is still part of the Israeli present and deeply rooted in the collective subconscious. In ’70s Jerusalem, two daughters of Holocaust survivors investigate a taboo topic: their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. As they undertake a trans-European journey to try to unravel the mystery that has shadowed their whole lives, they confront tragic questions and the realization that freedom from the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s own unique voice.