In the documentary adaptation of Adriana Altaras’s best-selling autobiography, Altaras, the daughter of Jewish Croats who fought the Nazis alongside Tito, finds herself leading a normal, if somewhat frazzled, domestic existence in Berlin with her husband and two soccer-crazed sons. When her parents die, she inherits their apartment and begins to sort through decades of letters and photographs, revealing a gold mine of family secrets, persecution, and political heroism. Past and present meld as Altaras compassionately narrates the small details of life and family as a 20th-century European Jew.
Q&A with Regina Schilling
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