Austria-Germany, 2016, 120 min, Dir. Andreas Gruber, Not Rated, German with English subtitles
North American Premiere - Monday, 1/23 at 2:00 pm
In the Austrian provincial town, Wels, we meet nine-year-old Johanna, a good Catholic girl growing up in the late 1960s. When her blind grandmother, Ruth, tells her the secret about their Jewish past, the “sleeping dogs” of the family history awake. The older townspeople know exactly which neighbors were the very worst Nazis before reinventing themselves as devout Catholics. Johanna, however, is determined not to hide. She wants to be proud of her heritage and changes her name to Hanna. But little does she know, the "sleeping dogs" are now awake, starting to bark, and still have their teeth.
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.
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