Set in 1943 against the backdrop of World War II, Secrets of War tells a story of youth thrust into an all-too-adult world, where the loyalties and betrayals of childhood have stakes higher than anyone could imagine. Conflict rages across Europe and the Nazis have occupied the Netherlands, but for twelve-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert, not much seems to have changed: they still go to school each day, and still play "War" with their wooden guns in the forest and underground caves just outside their small village. But the realities of the conflict soon intrude on their familiar world, and jealousy sets in motion a series of events that will alter all three children's lives. Both a gripping wartime drama and an affecting coming-of-age story, the film is a bittersweet ode to innocence lost.
A Q & A with Liselotte Pelle from Young Crowds, who produce educational materials for the film, and for the Anne Frank House, will follow the screening.
The Anne Frank Center USA (View)
44 Park Place
New York, NY 10007
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!