‘My Italian Secret’ tells stories of bravery by ordinary Italians in saving their Jewish friends and neighbors during the Holocaust
Jan Troell’s ‘The Last Sentence,’ depicts Swedish newspaper editor Torgny Segerstedt, who wrote forcefully against Hitler in his editorials.
‘Ida’ depicts the end of innocence for a young Polish woman raised an orphan in a convent. It’s a poetic inquiry into the weight of history upon a single life.
It seems apt that Nazi doctor Josef Mengele should inspire a mysterious and sinister film. Yet ‘The German Doctor’ has a terrifyingly beautiful visual style.
In ‘The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich,’ Austrian director Antonin Svoboda presents us with a sobering but odd feature about the controversial analyst and sex philosopher.
Adult children discovering their parents’ romantic past is hardly new thematic territory. But in Diane Kurys’s ‘For a Woman’ snooping around has historical weight.
‘The Jewish Cardinal’ tells the story of the French Holocaust survivor who became a Catholic prelate — and his struggle to balance his dual identity.
There is only one surviving photo of Regina Jonas, the first ordained female rabbi. A new documentary is a lyrical meditation on the life of this extraordinary figure.
The documentary ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a significant change of pace for Marcel Ophüls. Here Ophüls — who directed ‘The Sorrow and the Pity’ — is a male Scheherazade, spinning tales for his interlocutors and the camera.
‘Friends From France’ opens the New York Jewish Film Festival. It’s about two young Parisian Jews who pay a visit to Soviet-era Odessa, while secretly supporting refusekniks.