Film No. 28 (2017) April 28th. 6.30 PM LUNA WINDSOR Nedlands.
"Maybe that's why I like animals so much. You look in their eyes, you know exactly what's in their hearts".(Antonina talks from the heart as tensions rise in the once thriving Warsaw zoo).
Although told with a touch of "The Hollywoods", the story of Antonina (Jessica Chasten) and Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) is as heroic a tale about their commitment to saving the lives of Jews in Poland during WWII as Oskar Schindler's (Schindler's List) was. The empathetic animal scenes and lavish images of the Warsaw zoo give the film a powerful beginning point before the gradual tensions brought on by the German invasion brings forth the real human drama. Any well made film depicting great deeds done by good people thus activating a ripple effect for years to come is a film worth viewing. The Zookeepers Wife is just such a film. 9GUMS.