Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8:45 pm
In a poor neighborhood in 1960's Lodz, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek (Jakub Wróblewski) and his brother (Lukasz Sikora) are in a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent. When they are arrested, their mother (Aleksandra Poplawska), a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews.Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker’s own experiences.
Country: Israel and Poland
Release Date: 2011
Time: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles
Director: Ami Drozd
Topics: Family, Holocaust/World War II, Immigrants to Israel
Audience Award, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011