The Last Suit

 

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Ritz East 

Director: Pablo Solarz
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Spain | Argentina
Year: 2017
Running Time: 1 hr 33 min
Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE! (*Student ID must be presented at the box office)

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PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is a sprightly 88-year-old Jewish tailor who refuses to bow down to family pressure and move into an assisted living residence. After his children sell his Buenos Aires home, he is certain that there is nothing left for him in Argentina and prepares to embark on the most important journey of his life.

Fueled by his sense of duty, Abraham resolves to fulfill an important promise he had made as a young man. After surviving Auschwitz, he returns to Poland frail and depleted. With no family left to care for him, his friend, Piotrek, takes him in and nurses him back to health. Grateful to Piotrek for saving his life, Abraham promises to someday return to Poland and tell his friend of the great life he would live. Seven decades later, with only his memories, the integrity of his word, and a kindly cast of strangers to aid his journey, the sharply dressed suit maker travels by train from Spain to Poland in search of the man who made his life possible.

Writer-director Pablo Solarz imbues this heartfelt and humorous tearjerker with sepia-toned nostalgia and a klezmer-infused score, reminding us of the power of friendship in the face of adversity.

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For Fans of:

  • Argentina
  • Family dramas
  • Road movies
  • Spanish cinema
  • World War II history

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Busan International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Awards:

  • Audience Award for Best Narrative | Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America | Santa Barbara Film Festival

Reviews:

“A klezmer-infused score brings an atmospheric charm to the picture.” (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily)

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