Sarah's Key + Q&A With Dorit Oliver-Wolff
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup,Frederic Pierrot, Aidan Quinn. France 2010. 110 min.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard their secret hiding place and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty seven years later: Sarahs story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond (Scott Thomas), an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her familys future.
This screening will feature a talk and Q&A with Holocaust survivor Dorit Oliver-Wolf.
Dorit was born a Hungarian Jew. She danced in front of the future king of Yugoslavia at just four years old; but by six years old she was living in hiding from the German soldiers who were rounding up and transporting her fellow Jews to concentration camps around Europe. After the war she weighed three stone, had lost all her hair and was too weak to stand up.
Dorit has written about her remarkable life in her book; 'From Yellow Star to Pop Star', which will be available to buy at the event.
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