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To Life (À la vie) (2016)

To Life (À la vie) (2016)

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Three female Holocaust survivors, who relied on each other for support during their time in Auschwitz, reunite in the early 1960s in this touching drama set in the French seaside town of Berck-sur-mer. There, they are torn between confronting the trauma of their past and moving forward with their lives.

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More resonant in theory than in execution, the post-Holocaust drama "To Life" never truly embraces the promise of its title or the roiling emotion beneath its surface.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

There is a delicate beauty to this movie and its visual composition.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

All this prosperity and abundance would only make sense if it stood in clearer contrast to the women's struggles to come to terms with their dark past.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

[The film fails] to capture either the post-traumatic heft of what they dealt with or the amazing chemistry between them.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

We feel the women's tentativeness, but not always their joy or their unshakeable bond. What we do see, however, is the tip of what is obviously a very deep iceberg. And that's enough.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

À la vie is a gripping study on the resilience of the human spirit, and a testament to the power of community.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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