2024 Annual NH Jewish Film Festival

The Story of Annette Zelman (Virtual)

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This engaging and handsomely produced drama brings to light the tragic love story of Annette Zelman and Jean Jausion, whose affair in Nazi-occupied Paris was denounced to the Gestapo. While students at a French art school, Annette and Jean met and fell in love, and fate seemed to be smiling on them. But Jean’s father could not tolerate the idea of their romance and, unbeknownst to Jean, reported Annette’s Jewish identity to the Gestapo. After she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, Jean was driven to despair by her disappearance and his father’s responsibility for it. A quintessential statement on love and romance in wartime, this riveting drama is based on actual events recounted in the book Dénoncer les Juifs sous l'Occupation (Informing on Jews during the Occupation) by Laurent Joly.

This film is in the competition for the Audience Best Feature Film of the Fest Award.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    New Hampshire
  • Genre
  • Subtitle Language
  • Note
    Menemsha Films
  • Director
    Philippe Le Guay
  • Screenwriter
    Emmanuel Salinger
  • Cast
    Vassili Schneider, Ilona Bachelier, Julie Gayet, Laurent Lucas
  • Cinematographer
    Pénélope Pourriat
  • Editor
    Monica Coleman