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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

The Windermere Children


Screening Information

May 31

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 2020
Running Time 88 MIN
Language English
Director Michael Samuels
Cast Romola Garai,Iain Glen,Thomas Kretschmann,Tim McInnerny

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Lake Windermere provides the lush backdrop to this compelling dramatization based on the true story of 300 child Holocaust survivors who were repatriated to the U.K. Under the watchful gaze of a progressive psychologist, an art therapist and a sports coach, these traumatized orphans are slowly rehabilitated over the course of four months. In the absence of relatives, the children find family in each other, forging friendships that will sustain them through adulthood as they rebuild their lives in England. From a harrowing beginning comes a heartwarming story of redemption.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Michael Samuels to take place on Monday June 1st at 1pm
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

The Ganz Family Foundation