June Zero

U.S./Israel, 105m, DCP

The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, a major architect of the Holocaust, is revisited in a gripping and surprising new vision from American filmmaker Jake Paltrow. Based on true accounts, June Zero is told from the unique perspectives of three largely unrelated figures: Eichmann’s Jewish Moroccan prison guard; an Israeli police investigator who also happens to be a Holocaust survivor and a precocious and clever 13-year-old Libyan immigrant. Shot entirely on 16mm film, Paltrow’s vividly textured work reminds us that the same histories are often experienced differently by people all over the world, but that shared traumas can also create the strongest of bonds and lead to unexpected moments of triumph and greatness as well. A Cohen Media Group release

Official Selection: New York Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival

A film by Jake Paltrow

Brilliant… Riveting and unsettling.”

Jordan Hoffman, The Times of Israel