To Life (À la vie)

Deported to Auschwitz just before her twentieth birthday, Hélène gets to know Lili, a Dutchwoman, and Rose, who is French like herself. In the camp, the three women help each other survive, but once liberation arrives, they go their separate ways. Back in Paris Hélène rejoins the man of her life, who also suffers from the traumas of the camps. Fifteen years later, she meets Lili again, who suggests they spend a week at Berck-sur-mer in northern France, where Rose will join them for what will become an annual ritual.

Original title:
À la vie
104 minutes
Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

Shown at

  1. 16th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. 20th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. 21st Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. 26th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 31st Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2016
  8. 9th Annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series - 2016
  9. Annual Northern Virginia International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  10. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  11. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  12. JewishFilm - 2015
  13. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2016
  14. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2015
  15. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  16. PJFF Fall Festival - 2015
  17. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  18. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  19. Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  20. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2014

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Fuse Film Review: “À la Vie” — A Flawless Study of Time and Trauma

    …It is rare to leave a film feeling fully satiated. But À la Vie offers up a full helping of artistry and then some. It is easily the best film I have seen so far this year. Every young filmmaker needs to see this because this is what they should be striving to create. Do not miss it…

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