Time to Say Goodbye

March 7, 2018 at Lighthouse Cinemas, Pacific Grove

7 p.m. Film

Comedy / Germany / 2015

Director: Viviane Andereggen  

Running Time: 85 minutes

German with English subtitles

 

About The Film

Maximilian Ehrenreich stars as 12-year-old Simon Grünberg, a Jewish kid who has a lot to deal with at a difficult hormonal age. Since the recent divorce of his parents, life in Hamburg has been like a ping pong ball, as he travels back and forth to live in turn with his mom and dad. Complicating matters, the family is religiously divided. Newly observant father Frank (Florian Stetter) desperately insists that his squeamish son sacrifice his foreskin before his Bar Mitzvah, while liberal-minded mom Hannah (Lavinia Wilson) is fed up with the pious posturing of her ex-husband. Meantime, Simon falls head over heels in love with the new rabbi Rebecca (Catherine De Léan) who is unfortunately twenty years his senior. With the Machiavellian scheming of friends Clemens and Ben (Tristan Göbel and Yuri Völsch), a rivalry to win her heart fuels a family feud.