Directed by Evgeny Ruman | Based on the novel of same title by Aki Shavit | Israel/Germany/Poland | 2013 | 90 minutes | Hebrew/Russian with subtitles | Family/Feature|
A charming fable about migration and the meaning of home. An estranged father and 11-year-old son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of birds on their migratory journey from Russia to Africa. When Igor's mother decides for both of them to migrate from Russia to Israel, Igor attempts to draw his father closer and earn acceptance from his classmates by coming up with an extraordinary plan to build a watering hole for Karl and the cranes' stopover in Israel. With exquisite cinematography and sensitive script, this is a perfect film for dreamers ages 10 and up. Winner of the Jury Prize of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
Special Shabbat Expression screening on Saturday, March 22, 4:15pm at the JCCNV. See separate listing to register for this event.
Igor and the Cranes' Journey Screenings (choose date below)
Wednesday, March 26, 12:30pm (school groups welcome; study guide available)
Sunday, March 30, 2:45pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|