Directed by: Caroline Link
Starring: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Sidede Onyulo, Lea Kurka, Karoline Eckertz
I haven’t seen Nowhere in Africa (2003) since I reviewed it at the time of its release. And since no screener was available to me for this screening of the Oscar-winning drama, I must rely on my original review, in which I wrote: “Link’s film, based on the partly autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig, details the story of one Jewish family that makes it out of Germany and into Kenya just in time to be spared the worst of the Nazi atrocities. Nowhere in Africa unusually—and I think wisely—keeps the Holocaust in the background. The characters in the film do not experience the Holocaust themselves, so neither should the viewer. The film feels less like a narrative and more like it’s moving with something of the jumbled quality of memory.” For the full review, visit www.mountainx.com/movies/review/nowhereinafrica.php.
The Hendersonville Film Society will show Nowhere in Africa at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinema), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.