JHC Flicks: ‘The Last Suit’ (2017)

Directed by Pablo Solarz

Guest Speaker: Frances Prince, JCCV Executive Member holding the Multicultural and Interfaith Portfolio

Abraham Bursztein, an octogenarian Jewish tailor, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Escaping a family intent on confining him to a nursing home, Abraham leaves Buenos Aires in search of the man who, over 70 years ago, saved him from certain death.

With assistance from a roll call of generous strangers, the sharply dressed suitmaker makes his way across Europe to Poland, undeterred by travel mishaps, family foibles and geographical obstacles. Heartfelt and charming, with a wonderful comedic flavour, The Last Suit reminds us of the enduring importance of family, friends and keeping your word.

The aim of JHC Flicks is to view and discuss films about the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights issues. Film screenings are followed by guest speakers and informal discussion.