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My Australia

My Australia
Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Ami Drozd
2011, Israel/Poland, 100 minutes
Polish and Hebrew with subtitles

Ten-year old Tadek fantasizes about Australia from his poor neighborhood in 1960s Poland. His older brother involves him in an anti-Semitic gang. When they are arrested, their mother reveals that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the family boards a ship to Israel where they must adjust to a new home, a new religion and, ultimately, a new identity. With his cherubic face, Jakub Wróblewski turns in a star performance as the young anti-hero.


Winner - Audience Award – 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival


Film Schmooze with Alex Orbach.


In collaboration with the Polish Cultural Council.


All Festival Films and Programs Subject to Change.

My Australia
Sunday, April 14
1 p.m.

Join us for "Film Schmooze", led by Alex Orbach, a casual small-group discussion following the screening of this film. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Please be sure to check the box for "Film Schmooze" when purchasing your tickets online!

Film Schmooze is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Manor Theater
1729 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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