Hungary, 2019, 98 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Támas Yvan Topolanszky, Not Rated, Hungarian with English subtitles


Thursday, 1/16 | Miami Premiere

As America prepares to enter WWII, legendary Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of his classic film Casablanca. This stylish dramatization pays homage to Curtiz’ trademark ‘Noir’ aesthetic, and also recreates his struggles with a zealous government agent, paralleling the conflict raging overseas for those European cast and crew members who had fled Nazi oppression. Casablanca, the cinematic masterpiece of pro-Allied propaganda, garnered eight Oscar nominations and three awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.

The best of international and independent cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its 23rd year. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 9-23.

General Admission – $15.00
Students & Seniors – $14.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $11.00

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