Shalom Italia

  • Tamar Tal-Anati
  • Israel / Germany
  • 2016
  • 71 min

Synopsis

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.

Credits

  • 71 min
  • color
  • DCP
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Director
Tamar Tal-Anati
Production
Tamar Tal-Anati from Tamar Tal Films, Hilla Medalia from kNow Productions
Cinematography
Emmanuelle Mayer
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