My Father's Secrets Les secrets de mon père
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Based on the graphic novel by renowned Israeli author and cartoonist Michel Kichka, My Father’s Secret is a visually-stunning and poignant story of a family living in the shadow of the Holocaust. Growing up in 1960s Belgium, Michel and his younger brother Charly know that their father is hiding a secret but his refusal to speak about his past casts a pall on their otherwise happy childhood. Similar to Maus, the choice to render the story through animation allows the viewer to process a tale of generational trauma at a distance while underscoring the transformative power that art played in Michel’s relationship with his father.
(See also: Kichka: Life is a Cartoon)
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
|"A keen study of the heroic and revolutionary nature of healing and reconciliation", - Variety