Teenage Jeanne Reichenbach fell in love with Socialist premier Leon Blum, who had led a French Popular Front government in the 1930s. Now that he is in the Buchenwald camp after the German invasion, she risks her life to find him.
‘Janot’ Reichenbach (Elsa Zylberstein) fell in love with Blum (Hippolyte Girardot) when she was only sixteen. Years later, when they could finally be together, the Nazis arrived in France. Janot, determined to stay close to Blum, refuses to follow her family as they flee the country, while her love-interest, Blum, is pursued by the Nazis. This touching historical drama follows Janot in her decision to abandon her comfortable life and risk everything to be by Blum’s side. Chichester Cinema at New Park is proud to continue our partnership with UK Jewish Film.
This screening is brought to you by UK Jewish Film as part of its “UK Jewish Film: Back to the Cinema” season, featuring 14 summer screenings at cinemas across the UK.
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