Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
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You are never too small to make a big difference. This WWII-set Norwegian family drama tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started, no matter how dangerous: help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis by crossing the border to neutral Sweden to reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.
Norway, 2020, 90 MIN, Directed by Johanne Helgeland, In Norwegian with English Subtitles
“Inspiring…a deeply moving and suspenseful film that appeals to the entire family.”– Elsa Keslassy, VARIETY