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Directed by Rebecca Snow

The Boy in the Woods

Canada, 2023



96 Minutes 

THE BOY IN THE WOODS follows the true story of Max (Jett Klyne), a Jewish boy escaping Nazi persecution in Eastern Europe. After he is separated from his family, Max finds refuge with a Christian peasant Jasko (Richard Armitage) who hides him in plain site until a tense stand - off with Nazi police. Afraid for his own family's life, Jasko sends Max to live in the woods where he learns to survive alone.


With echoes of a Grimm's Fairy Tale, Max's experience is both terrifying and magical. He inhabits a landsc ape crawling with Jew - hunters, partisans and haunted by ghosts. Then everything changes when he meets another boy in hiding, Yanek (David Kohlsmith). Their extraordinary adventure culminates in the heroic rescue of a baby girl, but it comes at a tragic pri ce. Based on the best - selling memoir by Canadian Holocaust survivor Maxwell Smart and inspired by the award - winning documentary Cheating Hitler: Surviving The Holocaust.



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Winner, Audience Award - Charlotte Jewish Film Festival 2024

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