The Crossing

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$5.00
Film Info
Original Title:Flukten over grensen
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Historical Drama
War
Coming-of-Age
Women Directors
Family Friendly
Family Drama
Jewish
Release Year:2020
Runtime:95 min
Country/Region:Norway
Language:Norwegian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/392954625
Cast/Crew
Director:Johanne Helgeland
Executive Producer:Synnøve Hørsdal
Producer:Cornelia Boysen
Cinematographer:Jon-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen
Screenwriter:Maja Lunde
Editor:Jon Endre Mørk
Principal Cast:Anna Sofie Skarholt
Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen
Samson Steine
Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten

Description

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10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are not enjoying the usual Christmas celebration. It’s 1942, and their parents are helping the Norwegian resistance during the worst winter of the Second World War. When the parents are arrested, the children must escape to neutral Sweden, along with two Jewish children they discovered hiding.

For Greta and Otto, the lessons of their parents’s struggle have not been ignored. Led by Gerda, the children summon up their considerable intelligence, skill and bravery and sneak aboard trains, through forests and past the invading German army to reach their goal. Appropriate for the entire family, The Crossing is a rousing tale about the resilience of children in trying times.

Director Biography

Johanne Helgeland is widely known as a director of acclaimed commercials and music videos in Norway, in addition to directing television shows. The Crossing (Flukten over grensen) (2020) is her debut feature.


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