WJFF SHORTS: “Thou shalt not be indifferent”
FREE PASSES AT THE ENTRY. SCREENING AT THE "HERITAGE GALLERY" - POLIN MUSEUM.
dir. Alexandre Dayet, Eli Rudovsky, Poland, USA , 2020, 2023, 52 min
LARISSA, dir. Alexandre Dayet, Poland 2020, 43 min
At the end of 1942, 10-year-old Larissa escapes from the Warsaw Ghetto by climbing a ladder... On the "Aryan" side, she is taken and will be protected by a Polish family. A 16-year-old Helena looks after Larissa and treats her like a younger sister. A few weeks later, Larissa has to leave the flat. The girl and Helena will be apart from now. Seventy years after these events, Larissa, living in Paris, feels the need to go to Poland and encounter Helena.
RUNAWAY, dir. Eli Rudovsky, USA , 2023, 9min
Set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, a Jewish and Eastern European neighborhood where my family has roots, “Runaway” is a short fiction film that tells the story of a teenager and his estranged father. The idea for the film emerged from a deep interest in relationships between fathers and sons—in the wisdom that's shared, and in the secrets that are kept across generations. Writer, director, and editor: Eli Rudavsky.
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