The Mover

Showings

West Newton Cinema Sun, Nov 17 3:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Davis Simanis
Country:Latvia
Luxembourg
Year:2019
Language:Latvian
German
Russian
Yiddish
Running Time:87 min
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Anti-Semitism
Drama
Holocaust
Refugee
Website:https://www.menemshafilms.com/mover

Description

The true story of Žani Lipke, a Latvian blue-collar worker, and his wife Johanna, who ran a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death. At the risk of endangering their own family, the Lipkes transported Jews from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on their property. This award-winning film shines a light on Lipke’s remarkable heroism and demonstrates the human capacity for bravery in the face of evil. 

 

Latvia’s entry to the Foreign Language category of the 2020 Academy Awards
Winner - Best Foreign Film, 35th Haifa International Film Festival 

 

This film is sponsored by Joseph Gann Jewelers. 

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