Film Screening: Farewell, Mister Haffmann
Basketball Hall of Fame (1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105, Springfield MA)
Celebrate opening night of the 17th annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (April 30 - May 7, 2023) with an in-person screening of *Farewell, Mister Haffmann* at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Join us at 6:30 PM for light refreshments and good company at our opening reception, immediately following by the film screening at 7:00 PM.
Introduction by Dr. Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
Beloved French actor Daniel Auteuil stars as Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish jeweler who aids his family in their escape from 1941 Nazi-occupied Paris with the intent to immediately follow them. In his haste to flee, Joseph offers his employee, François, the deed to his store as well as the apartment above it, until the war ends and Joseph returns. Unfortunately, Joseph finds that he can’t escape and is forced to seek protection from François and his wife, Blanche. Tensions between the three rise as they live in fear of being discovered. This gripping, morally complex thriller explores themes of greed, survival, and courage.
DRAMA | 2022 | 116 MINUTES | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH SUBTITLES | DIRECTED BY FRED CAVAYÈ