My Australia at Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest
MY AUSTRALIA Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM, Cedar Lee Theatre
Directors: Ami Drozd Poland & Israel, Polish & Hebrew, 2011, 97 minutes
In a poor neighborhood in 1960s Lodz, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are members of an antisemitic gang. After vandalizing a Jewish school, they are arrested, and their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that the boys were raised as Catholics but are, in fact, Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker's own immigrant experience.
Cedar Lee Theatre (View)
2163 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118