About The Film
During WWII, Emmanuel, Andrea, and Bubi, three Italian Jewish brothers, spent several of their formative years hiding in a man-made cave built by their father in the Tuscan mountains while the Nazis occupied Italy. Seventy years later, the youngest of the trio gathers his brothers for an unforgettable family reunion in the hopes of rediscovering the mysterious cave that saved their family from being deported to the camps. Retracing their steps and intimate experiences during the war, the brothers—all accomplished, living in Israel and Italy, now as different as can be—deliberate the veracity of their shadowy memories, sharing hearty conversations and robust Italian meals along the way. The food of their homeland evolves into a centerpiece of their adventures through Tuscany. Facing the limitations of their aging bodies and faulty memories, the kindred spirits joke, eat, and spend countless hours wandering through thick forests trying to catch a glimpse of the past all the while creating new memories and brotherly bonds. A sweet and delicious Tuscan tour de force, straddling history and myth.
Plays with short: THE CHOP
Tamar Tal is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her award winning film LIFE IN STILLS (SJFF 2013; produced by Barak Heymann) won Best Israeli Film in Tel Aviv’s Docaviv Film Festival, Best New Director in the Dok Leipzig Int’l Film Festival in Germany, and awards in addition to more than 20 international awards.
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