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27th October 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5.80
Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel of the same name, Sarah’s Key is an account of research by a journalist into a shameful incident in French history which intertwines with a story of a young Jewish girl from that time period.
‘In Paris in 1942 the French police round up 10-year-old Sarah (Mélusine Mayance) and her family. To save her little brother, Sarah locks him in a closet and closely guards the key on her awful journey, which starts at the stifling Vélodrome d’Hiver, where Jews were packed in and made to wait for transport to the camps. Sixty or so years later, Julia (Kristin Scott Thomas, excellent as always), an American journalist married to a Frenchman, researches an article about that roundup. Because of the article and an accident of real estate, Julia starts to obsess about Sarah and her fate, even as her own comfortable Parisian life begins to crumble’ (Rachel Saltz, NY Times)
France 2010, 111 mins, French, English
Director Gilles Pacquet-Brenner featuring Kristin Scott Thomas
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