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August 22, 2017
That's what art does -- it helps to shape the raw and often unbearable material of reality, into a symbolic story that takes on a life of its own. That is precisely what Inside Hana's Suitcase also does. It is a graceful and important film.
April 19, 2012
Documentary about young children learning the horrors of the Holocaust feels like an elaborate study aid.
April 17, 2012
It would be odd not to feel something about Hana and the Brady family, but "Inside Hana's Suitcase" feels more like a historical teaching aid than like a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2012
A documentary saga of heartbreaking concentration-camp horrors, Inside Hana's Suitcase attempts to preserve Holocaust memories through frustratingly fractured means.
April 17, 2012
A film relating a story of the Holocaust is destined to provoke a number of adjectives, but "cloying" shouldn't be one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2012
Touching and redemptive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 10, 2011
In the end, what makes "Inside Hana's Suitcase'' so powerful is the most traditional technique of all: authentic and eloquent storytelling by memorable characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2011
The real buoyancy comes from watching the students learn about both the dangers of hatred and the capacity of the human spirit to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2009
Inside Hana's Suitcase is not entirely without schmaltz, but it tells a deeply moving story without ever being maudlin or manipulative.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2009
What always feels genuine, movingly so, are the faces of the school children caught up in their account of the unforgotten past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2009
Mixing documentary and dramatic elements to consistently intelligent effect, Inside Hana's Suitcase is also uncommonly beautiful, thanks to the cinematography by Horst Zeidler and the richly textured musical score by Alexina Louie and Alex Pauk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 19, 2009
Weinstein displays considerable flair, both with image and sound, producing a document to the Brady family that has true universality.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
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