“Falling in love at wartime” selected at FIPADOC and at the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2022
Our documentary film “Falling in love at wartime” directed by Audrey Gordon is selected at FIPADOC and at the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2022!
At FIPADOC, the film is part of the competitive selection “Panorama of francophone creation” and will be screened in Biarritz on Monday January 17 at 9:30 am and Thursday January 20 at 12:15 pm.
In the United States, the film will be available online from January 14 to 26 on the Miami Jewish Film Festival’s streaming platform.
SUMMARY: From June 1940 to September 1943, the Italian army occupied several departments of France. Several thousands of Central European Jews had taken refuge in the Alps, feeling safe from the Germans and Vichy. In the mountains, people suddenly were speaking French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Yiddish… It was summer of unexpected exchange, an unimaginable haven of peace built amid a suffering Europe… Until September 8th, 1943 when the armistice is signed with Italy. With the Germans arriving and Italian soldiers fleeing, the Jews found themselves surrounded by danger. Most were arrested and deported to Auschwitz, a few managed to hide. This story is told through the accounts of thos who lived it: the Russian Jew Rima Dridso Levinand an Italian Catholic officer, Federico Strobino. They made it into a love story…