Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early ’70s, a tale about Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student, and her complex relationship with her parents who are Holocaust survivors. With the help of a family friend, she secures a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family, the Kalmans, whose world and lifestyle are alien to her liberated self. Chaja adores the Kalmans’ five-year-old son Simcha and becomes emotionally attached to him. Through her relationship with the family, she gains insight into the lives of her own parents, who are survivors of a concentration camp.
This 1998 film is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish with English Subtitles and has a running time of 100 minutes.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.