Train of Life (Trenul vieii)
Thu Jan 30: 7.30pm
France, Belgium, Romania, Netherlands & Israel
Series - The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution
The village fool of a small Jewish community warns his townsfolk that the Nazis are coming and suggests that they build a train so they can escape by deporting themselves. Some villagers are chosen to act as the Germans who will transport the rest to a concentration camp when in fact they are heading to Palestine via Russia.
Often compared to Life is Beautiful as theyre both essentially comedies with a Holocaust touch, Romanian-born Mihileanus second feature is a subversively entertaining fable that succeeds in creating a story in which optimism and fantasy coexist with dark reality, complete with the most provocative yet reverent ending. A Sundance Audience Award winner.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122