...first-rate drama with considerable cumulative intensity - and a quorum of irony.
Farewell, Mister Haffmann
Sunday, April 30, 7:00 PM
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield
Beloved French actor Daniel Auteuil stars as Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish jeweler who aids his family in their escape from 1941 Nazi-occupied Paris with the intent to immediately follow them. In his haste to flee, Joseph offers his employee, François, the deed to his store as well as the apartment above it, until the war ends and Joseph returns. Unfortunately, Joseph finds that he can’t escape and is forced to seek protection from François and his wife, Blanche. Tensions between the three rise as they live in fear of being discovered. This gripping, morally complex thriller explores themes of greed, survival, and courage.
Introduction by Dr. Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
Winner, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: San Francisco, Cleveland, San Diego, and Atlanta Jewish Film Festivals
Opening Night Reception, 6:30 PM.
Drama | 2022 | 116 minutes
France | French with Subtitles
Directed by Fred CAVAYÈ