The Hope College Knickerbocker Summer Film Series will continue with the French drama “A la vie” (“To Life”) on Monday-Saturday, May 23-28, at 7:30 p.m.
Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in the waves. But they also cannot escape the fact that they met as prisoners at Auschwitz.
Julie Depardieu, Suzanne Clement and Johanna ter Steege star in Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s film based in part on his mother and her friends. He explored the topic earlier in a documentary titled “Irene and Her Sisters,” but now turns to a drama to explore life after the Holocaust for those who survived.
The film is not rated and is in French with English subtitles.
The series continues the Knickerbocker Theatre’s tradition of showing new independent and foreign films for the West Michigan community.
Tickets for the individual films are $7 for regular admission and $6 for senior citizens, Hope College faculty and children. Tickets will be sold at the door but are also available in advance at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.