Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
The Last Suit
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At 88, Jewish tailor Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, THE LAST SUIT approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illuminates a serious story. It’s a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart that has won Best Film Audience Awards at the Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles Jewish Film Festivals.
Argentina, 2018, 92 min, Directed by Pablo Solarz, Not Rated, In Spanish, Yiddish, French, German and Polish with English subtitles
“A hopeful film, sweet at its core…an adorable Argentinean odyssey about a [Holocaust] survivor who makes his way to the land of his birth to repay a debt.”– Roger Moore, MOVIE NATION