Jewish Film Festival
Inside Hana’s Suitcase
The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of the best-selling book, “Hana’s Suitcase.” The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and had Hana Brady’s name painted on it. This masterful film follows Fumiko’s search to discover the details of Hana’s life, which leads to the discovery of her brother, George, in Toronto. Dramatic reenactments, the voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic telling Hana’s story, George’s memories, and Fumiko’s quest combine to create a unique film of astonishing power and hope.
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Canada/Czech Republic, 2009, 90 min, Directed by Larry Weinstein