This 2011 documentary by filmmaker Gaston Solnicki is an intimate portrait of the four generations of his Argentinian Jewish family. Crafted from videos of private scenes at home and on vacation, with older photos from family archives and the voice-over of his Poland-born grandmother, the film draws us into the lives of these strong-minded and passionate characters. We are privy to conversations, sibling squabbles, a marital breakup, and the routine playfulness of children. At the center of the family are the filmmaker's father Victor, a sentimental man (the film is named for an old Yiddish song that makes him cry), and his mother Mirta, who together keep the peace. This is an engaging and deeply moving contemplation of family bonds amidst the ghosts of exile and loss. 74 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Kol Tikvah, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and CSUN Hillel.
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