Thursday, December 17, 2015
Isabella Rossellini in "Left Luggage" at the New York Jewish Film Festival
Released in 1998 and set in 1970s Belgium, "Left Luggage" tells the story of Chaya (Laura Fraser), the 20-year-old daughter of Holocaust survivors who studies philosophy and lives a bohemian existence in Antwerp. When Chaya takes a job as a nanny for a Hasidic family, her developing friendship with the devout mother forces her to reevaluate the Jewish faith. This clear-eyed look at Hasidism and its relationship with Judaism as a whole also stars Isabella Rossellini, actor-director Jeroen Krabbé, and Topol. The film was the winner of three awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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