ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND
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ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND, 2008, Kino Lorber, 90 min. Dir. Amos Gitai. In 1987, as the trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, French businessman Victor Bastien (Hippolyte Girardot) finds a distressing “Aryan declaration” authored by his late father among family documents. His mother, Rivka (the legendary Jeanne Moreau), keeps a stubborn silence. As Victor becomes more obsessed with past secrets, he takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka’s parents were forced to hide during the war. A poignant and ultimately optimistic portrait of a family’s confrontation with the wounds of the past and their hopes for a better future. Discussion following with ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND director Amos Gitai.