Sarah’s Key (2010, France) Cert. 12A – part subtitled

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For Holocaust Memorial Day (27 Jan)
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner               
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup

American journalist Julia Jarmond (Scott Thomas) is commissioned to write an article about the notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv round-up in France.

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However, her research brings to light a family secret: a previous owner of her husband’s family home in Paris was a Jewish family, dispossessed and deported 60 over years ago.

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She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants, including their daughter Sarah. 

 

 

Her journey forces her to discover more about her husband’s family, France and herself.

 

As the film narrative develops it presents Julia’s 21st Century investigation and Sarah’s 1942 trauma in parallel, with Mayance exceptional as the young Sarah.

 

 

This brief and blunt Guardian Review, here pre-dates embedded links to trailers so….

 

The Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 24th January 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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