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29th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 3 - 13, 2021

The Crossing Flukten over Grensen


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
November 1 - November 2

Film Details

Country Norway
Year 2020
Running Time 96 MIN
Language Norwegian
Subtitles English
Director Johanne Helgeland

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The Norwegian countryside provides the visually spectacular landscape for this family-friendly film exploring courage and friendship. Ten-year-old Gerda sees herself as an intrepid musketeer compared to her more cautious brother Otto. When their parents are arrested for being part of the Norwegian resistance, the siblings discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in their basement. Determined to finish what their parents started, Gerda and Otto devise a plan to cross the border into neutral Sweden and reunite Sarah and Daniel with their parents. An adventure story with fairy tale accents and incredible portrayals by the children.
Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Winner of Best Children’s Film, Amanda Awards Norway

Presentation Details

Co-presented With

Sponsored By

The Leonard Wolinsky Foundation