Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
Farewell, Mr. Haffmann
This film will take place at the Orlando Science Center Digital Adventure Theater.
The legendary Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette) gives one of his most superlative screen performances in this gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi–Molière Award-winning play. Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier (Gilles Lellouche) the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection. It’s a risky proposition for both men, and one that Mercier’s wife Blanche (a wonderful Sara Giraudeau) is skeptical of. As the couple move in to the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain, one that will forever change the fate of all. One of the biggest box office hits of the year in France, the superbly directed Farewell, Mr. Haffmann is a transfixing humanist portrait of survival and resistance, as well as the tragic consequences of complicity and collaboration.
Mensch Pass $136 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, First Priority Seating, Doors open 30 minutes early
Series Pass $78 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, Discounted Admission, Second Priority Seating
Individual Tickets $14
Passes and individual tickets can be purchased online or in person at Enzian’s box office.
France/Belgium, 2022, 115 min, Directed by Fred Cavayé, In French with English subtitles
“With this cast, it’s hardly necessary to say the performances are superb. A powerful war drama that’s so tense, it’ll make you squirm.”– Paul Byrnes, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD