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Farewell Mr. Haffmann

Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Screening Window:  February 6-26
Drama | France/Belgium | 2022 | French w/ English subtitles | 115 min | Dir: Fred Cavayé | Adult Content

Discussion: Anti-Semitism: Then and Now
Thursday, February 23 | 7:00pm
Join in a virtual discussion with guest speaker Dr. Uta Larkey, Holocaust scholar and author of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story (2011). Dr. Larkey will speak about both of the riveting French dramas, Farewell Mr. Haffmann, set during World War II, and The Man in the Basement, set in the present. Register >

About the Film
Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann, fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection. It’s a risky proposition for both men, and one that Mercier’s wife is skeptical of. As the couple moves into the Haffmann home, the arrangement becomes untenable.

Audience Awards, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, Aspen Filmfest, and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Best Narrative)

Part of the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival's Winter Edition, presented virtually.

We're delighted to bring you this series of outstanding films of Jewish interest, curated by the Festival Committee. See all three films and SAVE with a Winter Edition Package — AND receive a special discount for the annual spring edition of the festival!