The Crossing

About the Film

In this gentle, family drama based on a true story, a German-Jewish girl takes her first steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her happy, carefree existence. Nine-year-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father suddenly vanishes, and the family is secretly hurried out of Germany, Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure full of fear and uncertainty, as Anna and her family navigate unfamiliar lands, and cope with the challenges of being refugees.

Screening

Film Details

Director
​Johanne Helgeland

Year
2019

Running Time

90 minutes

Genre
Family Drama

Country

Norway

Language

Norwegian with English subtitles​

Distributor

Menemsha Films

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