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Louba's Ghosts


Staff Writer, The San Diego Jewish Film Festival, February 1, 2002
This film brilliantly explores female rivalry involving Louba, orphaned teenaged child of French Holocaust survivors, and Jeanie, her non-Jewish stepsister. When they both become attached to the same boy, love and betrayal follow. Years pass, the three meet again as young adults living in Paris. Brilliantly directed by Martine Dugowson (Mina Tannenbaum), this is a psychological thriller and a profound statement on the relationship of the individual to society, the weight of the past, and the cost of lies and silence.

France, 2000; 35mm, 107 min., Color; French w/subtitles

Director: Martine Dugowson