Umbrella Entertainment has announced their latest project, Remember, will screen at the Jewish International Film Festival’s Holocaust Series, the newly established film series to take place alongside the main JIFF in November. The film stars Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, and is directed by Atom Egoyan, making his annual contribution to film.
The film is described as a compelling thriller in which history’s dark past collides with a contemporary tale of revenge.
“With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a handwritten letter, an elderly man with dementia seeks to right the wrongs of the past. Zev (Christopher Plummer) and his best friend Max (Martin Landau) make a pact to dedicate their remaining days to resolving unfinished business: tracking down and exacting revenge on the Nazi commandant responsible for killing their families during the war. As Zev is losing his memory to Alzheimer’s and Max is too frail to leave the nursing home, Zev must embark upon the journey to find their former tormentor before it’s too late.”
Melbourne and Sydney will host the Jewish International Film Festival, Holocaust Series from April 30th to the 12th of May, and will premiere thirty new films over the twelve-day period, before returning in November for the main body of the film festival.
Catch Remember at the JIFF from April 30th or in selected cinemas nationally from May 12th.