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A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

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.”

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