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
Duration: 104 minutes
Rating: NR (PG-13 equivalent)
Friday, May 6 | 3:30 pm
Monday, May 9 | 8:00 pm