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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

The Mover Tēvs Nakts

Drama

Screening Information

North American Premiere
May 6 - 3:00PM
Innis Town Hall
May 8 - 8:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Country Latvia
Year 2018
Running Time 87 MIN
Language Latvian
Subtitles English
Director Davis Simanis
Cast Ilze Blauberga,Mihails Karasikovs,Matiss Kipluks,Alberts Skrastinš
Themes Holocaust,
WW2

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Description

This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the 'Righteous Among the Nations' for his heroic deeds during the war. Despite his family’s hardship under successive Soviet and German occupations, Lipke embarked on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on his property. From the start, Filmmaker Davis Simanis creates a powerfully ominous and suspenseful atmosphere, positioning the viewer, like Lipke, as a reluctant eyewitness to unfolding horrors.

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