6.5/10 (IMDB)

My Name Is Sara

1h 51m Biography | Drama
My Name Is Sara
My Name Is Sara

About

Tells the true life-story of Sara Guralnick, a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend's identity and finds refuge in a small village where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers' marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity.

Director

Steven Oritt

Cast

Zuzanna Surowy, Konrad Cichon, Pawel Królikowski

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2022

Country

United States

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "A worthy addition to the seemingly endless string of fact-inspired, Holocaust stories that have vitally found their way to the big and small screens."
    - Los Angeles Times
  • ""...The suspense and power of her story come through...""
    - New York Times
  • "Steven Oritt's film ... [is] a suspenseful study of a teenage girl's ability to adapt herself to her surroundings ... in order to stay alive."
    - Mark Reviews Movies
  • "Absorbing, realistically touching story of how a Jewish girl faced daily fear amidst Holocaust in Ukraine with amazing pluck and determination."
    - Maven’s Nest

Awards

  • Castellinaria Int'l Festival of Young Cinema
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Giffoni Film Festival

Festivals

  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
  • Moscow Jewish Film Festival
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
  • Montclair Film Festival
  • Giffoni Film Festival