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The Boy in the Woods

PG, violence.
Dir: Rebecca Snow.
Canada, 2024, 96 min.
Richard Armitage, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ari Millen.

“Based on a true story, this is a finely made survival drama set in the final years of World War II. The historical realities provide a horrific edge… But writer-director Rebecca Snow skillfully maintains the youthful perspective, which keeps the actual violence off-screen… In Nazi-occupied Poland in 1943, the last Jewish residents are being ‘resettled’, but 12-year-old Max is sent by his desperate mother to the countryside to live with farmer Jasko and his wife Kasia. But when the Germans begin snooping around, Max has to go live alone in a bunker in the forest. As he learns how to survive, he runs into the younger Yanek. But there’s danger everywhere as they forage for food and try to stay out of sight from hunters and both German and Russian soldiers. Filmed in northern Canada, the settings are remarkably realistic… Young Klyne has terrific screen presence in a demanding role, portraying a sharp boy who is observant and thoughtful. His quietly methodical approach, even in the most nightmarish situation, is inspiring and even powerful… The details of this account are remarkable, and they are dramatized with skill.”  — Rich Cline, Shadows On The Wall 


July 4
7:00 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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