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Film Mosaic – “Fugitive Pieces”

Tuesday, October 24

8.00 pm.   Now in Middle age, Jakob Beer reflects on his life. He is a Polish born and raised Jew. When he was an adolescent, his parents were shot dead and his sister Bella hauled away by the Nazis. Jakob witnessed these events from a hideout in their home. Running away, Jakob was found by Athos Roussos, a Greek national working in Poland. Athos managed to smuggle Jakob out of Poland back to his native Greece. A few years later, Athos and Jakob moved to Canada where Athos began work as a teacher. Jakob has continual dreams about Bella, especially her piano playing but never knew Bella’s ultimate fate. Jakob’s reflections, and deep emotions stemming from his thoughts, lead to him becoming a successful writer. His marriage to his first wife Alex, an outgoing and upbeat woman, fails because he can’t let go of the darkness from his past. It isn’t until he comes to understand the meaning of his dreams about Bella that Jakob can commit to a relationship. Meanwhile, he develops a lifelong friendship with his Canadian neighbours, a Jewish family who are also fighting their own demons. Released in 2007, this movie stars Stephen Dillane and Rosamund Pike.

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