VCJFF FILM EVENT: Simon and the Oaks
Sponsored by Goldenberg Family Dentistry: Joel Goldenberg, DDS, Andrew Goldenberg, DDS, Jessica Goldenberg DDS
An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, is the gripping story of Simon who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Sweden but always feels out of place. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany.
Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak's father Ruben. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to help Simon's dad build boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon's family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.
Awards: Simon And The Oaks is the kind of film that's made for awardsit captured 13 nominations in Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars last year.
Regency Buenaventura 6 Theatre (View)
1440 Eastman Avenue
Ventura, CA 93003