Plot: My Father’s Secrets is an intimate, funny and thought-provoking film that focuses on a family’s journey to reconciliation after facing the trauma of the Holocaust. Based on the autobiographical novel by Israeli author Michel Kichka.
Runtime: 1 Hour 14 Minutes
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Story: My Father’s Secrets starts as we meet Jewish children Michel and Charly living in Belgium. They are still trying to fit in with other religious groups around them. As they start questioning certain things around the town, they learn about a camp their father Henry spent time in during the war.
The brothers try to learn more about the camp but are only faced with false stories. However, once they start learning the bigger questions, they find a new series of shocking events about what their family went through.
Verdict onMy Father’s Secrets
My Father’s Secrets is an animated drama following the lives of a Jewish family in a post-World War II world. The children are unaware of the horrors their parents went through but start to become curious. However, their curiosity ends up causing a bigger rift than ever imagined.
This is a haunting story following the survivors of the horrors of war. We get to jump into a family environment that is still damaged and understand their place in the world. It is based on the real accounts of a man who grew up in the era, where the world was only just starting to unfold before them. This is an emotional movie, that is extremely moving and important to remember the horrors people suffered.
Where to Watch: My Father’s Secrets is on UK and Ireland digital platforms from 27 November.
Final Thoughts – My Father’s Secrets is an emotional and moving story.