Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Thursday, April 15
Rocky-Mathey Theatre

A Hungarian Film by Lajos Koltai

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Some reviews:

"exquisitely modulated and superbly mounted,"

The Guardian:
"an extremely powerful piece of work."

Time Out:
"I can honestly say it's one of the most powerful and thought-provoking features I've seen this year."

New York Times
"Lajos Koltai's film ranks among the best nondocumentary cinematic treatments of the Holocaust yet produced."

Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertesz
"I was completely overwhelmed."

Discussion: led by Professor Froma Zeitlin

Professor Froma Zeitlin is the Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and a Professor of Comparative Literature. She was also the Director of Judaic Studies from its founding (1996) until 2005. She has published extensively in the field of ancient Greek literature on epic, drama, and prose fiction. As a Professor of Comparative Literature, she regularly makes students explore a totally different field: “Texts and Images of the Holocaust” and “Stolen Years: Youth under the Nazis in World War II”.