JHC Film Club: “Sarah’s Key” (2011)

Sarah’s Key (2010) 111 mins
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

A moving feature film exploring the intricacies of human memory and traumatic history. A journalist in present-day Paris finds her life becoming deeply entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel of the same name, Sarah’s Key is a tale of inner conflict and the role of intergenerational memory in coming of terms with the Holocaust.

Many thanks to Second Run DVD (http://amalgamatedmovies.com/) for making this screening possible.

In partnership with the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/src/cmii/) and the Processes of Signification Faculty Research Group (PSFRG), Deakin University.