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Il primo natale
PLOT: November 1942. The Italian army occupies several departments in the Southeast of France. In the Alps, thousands of Jews take refuge in these Italian areas. An oasis of peace is created, safe from the Nazis and Vichy ... until 8 September 1943. Faced with the arrival of the Germans, the Italian soldiers flee with the Jews through the mountains, an exodus full of pitfalls. Thanks to letters, memoirs and extraordinary private photographs, this documentary traces these events through the love story between Rima Dridso Levin, a Russian Jew, and Federico Strobino, an Italian officer.
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 52 min.
GENRE: Documentary
RATING: USA: no rating

TIMES: November 6, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time til 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 7
  ***US premiere***

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.


Audrey Gordon, born in France, attended the Paris Institute of Political Studies and began her career as a journalist. In 2012, she directed her first film Kinderlekh.

Regarding her film, Gordon said: "I chose to tell the relationship between Italians and Jews during the Italian occupaztion through a love story, that of Rima and Federcio."

DISTRIBUTOR: Zenit Arti Audiovisive, Via Salerno 1, Torino