Germany, 2017, 126 min, Dir. Kai Wessel, Not Rated, German with English subtitles
"We need to know this story." – Becky Tan, Kino Critics
Fog in August is noteworthy for being the first feature film to address one of the greatest taboos in German history—the Nazis' euthanasia program during the Third Reich. Based on Robert Domes' 2008 historical novel, Fog in August centers on the fate of 13-year-old Ernst who is committed to a mental hospital in 1942 because of his origins in a family of Yenish travelers. He unexpectedly finds friendship among the patients there, and for the first time in a long while, feels like he belongs. However, he soon discovers the truth behind the hospital's façade and tries to sabotage its Nazi euthanasia program to help his new-found friends. Unfortunately, his actions do not go unnoticed. Winner of the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director and the German Cinema Award for Peace.
Celebrate the unexpected at the 20th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) with an exciting showcase of films, including Academy Award entries and World, North American, and Florida Premieres. MJFF, the largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world, occurs January 12-26, 2017.
Tickets to 2016 MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
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