Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto
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In this Italian teen drama, interlacing past and present, the discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl. When Sofia finds an old snapshot in a neglected suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge—the child’s name, separation from her parents during a Gestapo raid, and rescue by a nun—Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first she must overcome objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring interfaith story about the importance of memory, coexistence and reconciling generational frictions. Audience Award Winner – Best Director, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.
Italy, 2020, 100 MIN, Directed by Giulio Base, In Italian with English Subtitles
“Lovely, warmhearted…part detective story, part high school drama, part interfaith love story and part plea for religious tolerance, ‘Starry Sky’ is a film for all ages.”– Bruce Kahn, ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES