Shalom Italia

  • Tamar Tal Anati
  • Israel, Germany
  • 2016
  • 71 min
  • European Premiere
  • Best of Fests
Three Jewish-Italian brothers ages 74, 82 and 84, two of whom now live in Israel, meet up 70 years later to search for the place where they and their parents hid to escape the Nazis during World War II. They travel through Tuscany, past places where they lived, and wander through a dense forest looking for remains of the cave where they hid. The brothers are strikingly sharp-witted and physically fit, but during this time together they sometimes face painful confrontations with their differences, and the limitations of their aging bodies. Often while enjoying a hearty Italian meal and good wine, they discuss the relative accuracy of their respective memories, with good humor and brotherly bickering. This gives the film a universal quality as a story about the tense relationship between history and the way our memories work.


  • 71 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Hebrew, Italian
  • Subtitles in: English
Tamar Tal Anati
Tamar Tal Anati for Tamar Tal Films, Hilla Medalia for kNow Productions
Emmanuelle Mayer
Boaz Lion
Sound Design
Kai Tebbel

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European Premiere
Best of Fests

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