Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival

The Crossing (with filmmaker introduction)

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Available March 7, 2021 9:30 PM UTC
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The Crossing is a family-friendly film and should be appropriate for most kids 10 and up. Please note, however, that it is in Norwegian with English subtitles.


Regarding geographic restrictions: For the purposes of the festival, the “Greater Spokane Metro Area” includes Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and environs (e.g., Colville, Elk, Mead, Harrison, Hayden, etc.) as well as the Tri-Cities and the Moscow/Pullman area. If you live in one of these areas and are unable to access this film, please email director@sajfs.org for help.

The Crossing tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother, Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis across the border into neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. The Crossing is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Norwegian
  • Country
    Norway
  • Director
    Johanne Helgeland
  • Screenwriter
    Maja Lunde and Espen Torkildsen
  • Producer
    Cornelia Boysen
  • Executive Producer
    Synnøve Hørsdal
  • Cast
    Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
  • Cinematographer
    John-Erling H. Fredriksen
  • Editor
    Jon Endre Mørk
  • Production Design
    Åsa Nilsson
  • Music
    Stein Berge Svendsen