I was so excited when in late december or early January i saw that finally Garden Cinema in Norwalk was showing it. It was a very snowy day as I set out, I decided to call the theatre and I was not too surprised to learn they were closed due to snow. I was so excited when I finally saw it (and not disappointed after the long wait.
This is how I felt after reading about a special showing of Sarah's Key in NYC on July 12. Te review of the evening sounded great and I could not wait to see the movie. I own the book in several versions, kindle, paperback, maybe even from Audible.com (which is where much of my reading is done) Each week I would go online only to find that closest place was The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.
was separated from his parents during the war and while he survived his entire family perished.
|Life is Beautiful|
|Au Revior Les Enfants|
|Empire of the Sun and while not about WWII|
it does involve a child nd is one of my all time favorites
Nothing prepared me for the amount of crying that I would do as I watched this movie. Within the first few minutes I was tearing up and this happened many times with different degrees of tearing to real crying. So much of it made you put yourself in the parents' shoes and the heart wrenching decisions that were made. For me it was reminiscent of the Choice scene in Sophie's Choice. You understand on some level why decisions are made but I could not imagine how one can be put in the position of making them.
As the generations of holocaust survivors die and in new generations we find more and more people don't believe it ever happened movies like Sarah's Key become even more important.