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Into the North


General Information

Czech Republic, Israel, 2015 | Documentary, 89 min.
Director: Natasha Dudinski
Producer: Jan Macola
 

Synopsis

A group of Czech teenagers sets out on a journey to the North. Without their parents or any one else to look after them, they have only each other. That's how their greatest adventure starts. They spend four years in Denmark, an oasis in the midst of raging World War II. Thanks to this move they survive and succeed in starting a new life. More than seventy years later they are ready to tell their story: a coming-of-age refugee story with a happy ending courtesy of thousands of openhearted Danes.

Awards & Festivals

One World International Film Festival, Slovakia 2015

Credits

Director: Natasha Dudinski
Producer: Jan Macola
Production company: Mimesis Film
Coproducer: i/o post, Natasha Dudinski
Script: Judita Matyášová, Natasha Dudinski
Cinematography: Natasha Dudinski
Editing: Hedvika Hansalová
Sound recordist: Matěj Němec
Sound design: Daniel Němec
Music: Ophir Gal
Original language: Czech, Danish, Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Czech

 

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Chance discovery gives new life to little-known tale of Shoah salvation, Times of Israel

Sme - Slovak Daily

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 "Inspirational filmmaking of the first order.” - Peter Debruge, Variety 

“Astounding and thoroughly inspirational.” - Peter Debruge, Variety 

"A soulful salute to a distinctly 21st-century phenomenon that's also an old-fashioned fairy tale come true.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter 

"Thru You Princess is pure positivity.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

 “It's almost impossible not to be charmed by guileless, good-hearted Princess Shaw herself and her real-life Cinderella story.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter 

“Compelling and inspiring.” - Steve Pond, The Wrap 

“One of the Toronto Film Festival’s wildest true stories.” - Steve Pond, The Wrap 

“Inspiring. An essential tale for the digital age.” (A-) - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

 “Touching. Offers an upbeat alternative to gloomier looks at identity in the digital age." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire 

“A total delight.” - Kase Wickman, MTV.com

 "Thru You Princess would have all the Facebook likes if it popped up on BuzzFeed tomorrow.” - Matt Patches, Esquire.com

 “[Princess] Shaw is such a vibrant, authentic character, you can't help but root for her.” - Matt Patches, Esquire.com

 “Will actually make you feel good about humanity—and the Internet.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies 

“A reminder that the porous borders of the web can yield not only great art, but also even greater empathy.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies 

"It's easy to ‘Like' Thru You Princess—but it's even easier to love it.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies

**** "Brilliant documentary. Completely fascinating." - Dwight Brown, The Huffington Post 

"Radiating with vivacity and affection for its subjects... A wonderful, uncommon sensation." - Sam Fragoso, Wired.com 

"[A] joyously uplifting documentary.” - Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star 

“It’s nothing short of a triumph.” - Jordan Hoffman, The Times of Israel 

“Intelligent, original and enthralling.” - Neta Alexander, Haaretz 

**** - The Guardian 

“A lovely portrait of artists coming together to make one another shine.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine 

"[An] emotional, cross-continental rollercoaster ride.” - Michael-Oliver Harding, DAZED 

“Brings renewed optimism in the WWW.” - Michael-Oliver Harding, VICE 

“A thrilling new remix on 'A Star is Born.’” - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest 

“[A] wonderful film.” - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

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