My Name Is Sara

U.S., 111m, DCP

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Screened July 13–28, 2022

My Name Is Sara tells the true-life story of Sara Góralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding her own greatest secret that she must strive to protect — her true identity. A Strand Releasing release

Official Selection: Montclair Film Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

A film by Steven Oritt

Sharp at illustrating how Sara is never totally safe, and how survival requires improvising… the suspense and power of her story come through.”

Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

Billed as biographical drama… its cumulative impact is that of a thriller… It’s torment in cinematic form, made comprehensible and engrossing by its focus on a singular experience, and the performance that anchors it.”

Matt Zoller Seitz,