PLAYING: STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA & MIDTOWN CINEMA
Argentina, Spain, 2017/Drama, 91 minutes/Spanish, Yiddish, German, Polish w/English subtitles/Directed and written by Pablo Solarz (not rated)
At 88, Abraham Bursztein seems to be at the mercy of his kids, who have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham, a curmudgeon who survived the Holocaust and made a successful life in a foreign land, isn’t about to go quietly. On his last night of freedom from his children’s whims, he empties his bank account, buys a one-way ticket from Argentina to Poland, and sets out to deal with the one loop he considers unclosed in his long life. With quirky, beautifully drawn characters who help Abraham along the way, The Last Suit is a comedic, poignant, late-in-life road movie, a tale of friendship, gratitude and the kindness of strangers.
Winner: 10 Audience Awards, including the Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Jewish Film Festivals
The Last Suit has been generously sponsored by Linda Schwab and Family