Locked away in the Jewish ghetto of an occupied Ukrainian town in 1941, a mother revisits her life in a last letter to her son.
She is such a master of voice tone that a blank screen for the hour would have made an incredible impact, maybe even more so.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. - Ambrose Bierce
The act of a woman tying up her life with dignity, before all dignity is taken from her. Marvelous.
Unbelievable, beautiful, heartbreaking, perfect.
This is probably my favorite film about the Holocaust--intensely personal, infinitely haunting, and ultimately, irrepressibly life-affirming.