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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
The Last Suit – PJFF CineMondays 2018 Screening
April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is a sprightly 88-year-old Jewish tailor who refuses to bow down to family pressure and move into an assisted living residence. Fueled by his sense of duty, Abraham resolves to fulfill an important promise he had made as a young man. After surviving Auschwitz, he had returned to Poland frail and depleted. With no family left to care for him, his friend, Piotrek, took him in and nursed him back to health. Seven decades later, with only his memories, the integrity of his word, and a kindly cast of strangers to aid his journey, the sharply dressed suit maker travels by train from Spain to Poland in search of the man who made his life possible.
Writer-director Pablo Solarz imbues this heartfelt and humorous tearjerker with sepia-toned nostalgia and a klezmer-infused score, reminding us of the power of friendship in the face of adversity.