2012 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival


Saturday, February 25

Event: Opening Night and Dessert Reception
Film: La Rafle (The Round Up)
Venue: Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5
Time: 7:30pm
La Rafle

La Rafle
(The Round Up)

Sponsored by: Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah

Tickets: $22

OPENING NIGHT FILM & DESSERT RECEPTION
Sponsored by The Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah

Audience Awards from 15 major Jewish Film Festivals including Los Angeles, Washington, Atlanta, Miami and Seattle.

One of the most moving and heartwarming dramas of the year, "La Rafle" chronicles the true story of the infamous "Vel' d'Hiv'" through the eyes of the Weismann family, whose lives are upended when the Vichy police raid their neighborhood and round up more than 13,000 Jews. Detained in the Velodrome stadium under inhumane conditions, a Christian nurse-ably played by Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)-- and a Jewish doctor (Jean Reno, The Professional), risk their own health and safety to tend to Jewish children suffering from thirst, hunger, and disease.

Carefully reconstructing a long-suppressed chapter of French history and based on years of research by writer/director Roselyne Bosch, "La Rafle" makes it clear that the people and stories portrayed are real, and the heroism portrayed by Jews and non-Jews is indeed commendable.

Reviews:

"Impeccable production values and all-around stirring performances..." -Variety

"The film should be evaluated for the grace and skill with which the story is presented. In that, it is an excellent package. The cinematography is superb, the music by Christian Henson is evocative, and the actors are all effective making this a highly recommended film." -Laurel Corona, San Diego Jewish World

Complete list of honors and awards:

Audience Award
Shreveport Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Film
Jewish Film Festival of Dallas 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature
Rochester Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award
Michiana Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative Film
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature
AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative Film
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Miami Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Denver Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Washington Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2010

Opening Night Film
Jerusalem Film Festival 2010

View the Trailer

Director: Roselyne Bosch

Language: French with subtitles

Run time: 115 minutes

Drama

France 2010

Adult Content

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