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Every afternoon, sisters Colette, 91, and Nicole, 88, invite themselves over to the Parisian apartment of their brother Roger, 98, and like eternal children freed from the passage of time, they bicker, tease each other, compete over crossword puzzles or tell the children's news. Born in Oran into a Jewish family from Algeria, they were not always three. They had an older brother, Albert, who had joined the Free French Forces after having been excluded from his studies by antisemitic Petanist laws, and after dying in battle, was buried in a military cemetery in Algeria in 1944. Under the watchful eye of director Michaël Zumstein, son of Colette, the three siblings embark on an unlikely mission: to repatriate Albert’s coffin, because they can no longer bear the idea of ​​“leaving him alone there.” To succeed, they must embark on a Homeric battle against administrative nightmares and being over 90, learn to master technology — iPads, Siri, texts, emails — leading to hilarious and touching results. Bringing Albert Home is a moving chronicle of sibling love. 

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Michaël Zumstein and producer Patrick Winocour. To view the conversation please click here.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    52 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Director
    Michaël Zumstein
  • Screenwriter
    Michaël Zumstein
  • Cast
    Roger, Colette, Nicole
  • Cinematographer
    Cecile Niderman
  • Editor
    Mélanie Brun