The Zookeeper's Wife
CAST: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl DIRECTOR: Niki Caro CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS MAY 25
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance - and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
Subtle yet striking, this is a film that is filled with the power of exquisitely executed storytelling.Chelsey Grasso, The Film Stage