Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

A tender and amusing drama set in the early sixties about the reunion of Hélène, Lili and Rose, three Jewish survivors who haven’t seen each other since Auschwitz. Although their life paths have taken very different paths, they strive to reconnect during a summer getaway in a seaside town in the north of France.

In telling his own mother’s story, filmmaker Jean-Jacques Zilbermann lovingly recreates these women’s lives and times. There is a stark contrast between a decidedly sunny present-day mood and dark, cumbersome memories of the past. This gives À la vie its effective unique tone: a mix of drollery and tragedy.”

Sponsored by: Buffalo Hadassah

Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
Country: France
Year: 2014
Duration: 104 minutes
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Rating: NR (PG-13 equivalent)

Friday, May 6 | 3:30 pm
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