In this gripping and effective drama, a split-second decision at a traffic accident causes lifelong repercussions for a Jewish surgeon and the daughter of a neo-Nazi. The doctor, Simone, son of a Holocaust survivor, happens upon the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident and finds a gravely injured middle-aged man. Without hesitation, Simone jumps in to help, but when he discovers a swastika tattooed on the man’s chest, he pauses and then abandons the victim to his fate. Later, wracked with guilt, Simone confronts the ethics of his choice and bonds with the man’s daughter, ultimately embroiling himself in greater conflict. Posing profound questions about redemption and the paradoxes of the human soul in the face of hate, this provocative parable won the Best Italian Film and Best Actor awards at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.
This series previously played in the 2021 Jewish Film Festival.
Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the festival will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $100 (members), $125 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the festival—films will become available at 10:00am on February 22 and will be open to stream until 11:59pm on March 7. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Festival passes will go on sale February 4 and individual tickets will go on sale February 22.
Please note, due to geographical restrictions from the distributor, you can only watch the films if you are located in Westchester and Fairfield counties. We apologize for any inconvenience.