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Crossing the River

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Available for screenings until

May 01, 2024

Available for screenings in

Worldwide except Canada, Israel, United Kingdom

Brought to you by

Indivisual Productions

About the film

If there is such a thing as a heartwarming Holocaust film, this is it. Crossing the River is the story of the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor siblings and captures more than 100 years of one family's history in approximately 30 minutes. Along the way, we learn about their unlikely savior, Joseph Stalin, and a lesser known World War II narrative. Now 101, 100, 98 and 96, inseparable, informed and unfailingly optimistic, the Fink siblings have outlived spouses, offspring, hundreds of friends and relatives and arguably the most horrific genocide in human history. What is the secret to their longevity? How have they defied all odds? With unparalleled access to the subjects and their archives, filmmaker Allan Novak has been filming his family for the past 40 years and uses the occasion of their newfound celebrity as an opportunity to look back and fill in the missing pieces of their past. Along the way, the film reveals how this seemingly ordinary family is actually quite extraordinary.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

0h 30m

Released

2023

Director

Allan Novak

Producer

Allan Novak, Debi Wisch, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Carol Sevitt

Cast

Sally Singer, Anne Novak, Ruth Zimmer, Sol Fink

Awards & recognition

Sheffield Global Cinema Festival

Official Selection

Art Film Spirit Awards

NOMINEE

Vancouver International Movie Awards

QUARTER FINALIST

New York Jewish Film Festival

Official Selection

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