(NR) Germany – 1 hr 42 min – with subtitles
2020 · d. Janusz Kica
In 1939, nearly a thousand German-Jewish refugees boarded the MS St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, pursuing sanctuary in Cuba. Desperate to escape the atrocities of their homeland, most passengers gave up everything they had to finance the arduous journey, only to be barred entry upon reaching Havana. For the next 30 days, the MS St. Louis sought refuge along every shore in the Americas but was refused by all. With superb performances and stellar direction, this expertly filmed stage adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann’s German play, Die Reise der Verlorenen, delivers a riveting reprisal of the events portrayed in the 1976 film, Voyage of the Damned.
This filmed stage production is part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival: Fall Fest, presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media. Visit the festival online to learn more and purchase tickets.
This in-theater program is a VacCinema screening, open to fully vaccinated patrons only. A vaccination card, or a clear photo of it, and photo ID will be required for attendance. Patrons without proof of vaccination will not be admitted to the theater.