...first-rate drama with considerable cumulative intensity - and a quorum of irony.
Farewell, Mr. Haffmann
Sunday, April 30, 7:00 PM
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield
Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish jeweler, 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.
Winner, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2023 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Drama | 2022 | 116 minutes
France | French with Subtitles
Directed by Fred CAVAYÈ