My Polish Honeymoon (Lune de Miel)

Élise Otzenberger I 2019 I 88 min I France | English subtitles
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Jewish Interest
Narrative Films
World Cinema
Release Year:2019
Running Time:88 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Festival Awards:OFFICIAL SELECTION: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Judith Chemla
Arthur Igual
Director:Élise Otzenberger
Executive Producer:Alice Girard
Producer:Edouard Weil
Production Company:Rectangle Productions
Le Pacte (co-production)
NJJ Entertainment (co-production)
Ciné+ (participation)
Cinéventure 3 (in association with)
Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (support)
Screenwriter:Mathias Gavarry (collaboration)
Élise Otzenberger (adaptation
Cinematography:Jordane Chouzenoux
Editing By:Pauline Dairou
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Date Search:Thurs 11/7
Venue:Great Neck Squire Theater
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A mix of romantic comedy and drama that looks at the joys and pains that come with learning about one’s family history.  Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, live the dream millennial Paris life: cute apartment, adorable baby and parents willing to babysit so they can finally have their honeymoon. So they head to Poland for the first time, and while there, they will attend a ceremony to commemorate Adam's grandfather's Jewish village, destroyed in the war. Adam is not really enthusiastic, but sees it as an occasion to spend some quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy. Anna, on the other hand, is both extremely anxious and overly  excited about the trip to her grandmother's country. She is hoping to reconnect with her roots and finally discover more about her own family's history, which was always a mystery. This light romantic comedy transforms into a richly complex journey of self-discovery as Anna and Adam grapple not just with the past, but with present-day anti-Semitism. Will their differing attitudes pull them apart, or draw them closer together?

OFFICIAL SELECTION: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival