87 Children

87 Children

Synopsis

The true story of a Crimean Tatar woman named Saide Arifova, who saved orphaned Jewish children during the Nazi occupation. A boy named Itzhak turns to Saide for help, explaining that he and a group of other Jewish children are hiding from the Nazis. She faces the moral dilemma: should she try to help them or save herself by refusing? Despite the danger, she decides to protect the children. She disguises them as Tatars, teaches them the Tatar language, customs and prayers, and even gives them Tatar names.

Technical Information

2017; Ukraine, Georgia; Drama; 92 minutes; 1:1,77 (4:3); Original Language: Russian; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR
Akhtem Seitablaev

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Dyadyura Ivanna

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Idas Film

CO-PRODUCER
Ukrainian State Film Agency

Saide
Liliya Yatsenko

Heinrich
Andrian Zwicker

Itzhak
Veniamin Pribura

Old Itzhak
Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer

Noakh
Akhtem Seitablaev

Hans
Sebastian Anton

Director, actor, TV presenter, screenwriter, public figure. Born on December 11th, 1972 in Yangiyul, Uzbekistan. In 1992 graduated from Crimean Cultural and Educational College, course of A. I. Zhukova. In 1999 graduated from the directing department of Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema and Television University. From 1992 to 2004 worked as an actor and director in Simferopol State Crimean Tatar Academic Music and Drama Theater. Since 2005 he has been working in Kiev Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Left Side of the Dnieper. Merited artist of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Head of “Kryms’kyi Dim” public enterprise.

2019

 

ECHO OF THE UNICORN AWARDS

Sep 18 – 29 (in competition)

 

MILWAUKEE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 15 – 19 (in competition)

 

JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 11 – 15 (in competition)

 

BIKY – BUSAN INTERNATIONAL KIDS AND YOUTH FESTIVAL

Jul 09 – 15 (in competition)

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Apr 12 – 19 (in competition)

BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 10 – 31 (nominated)

2018

THE GOLDEN UNICORN AWARDS & RUSSIAN FILM WEEK

Nov 25 – Dec 02 (nominated)

Oct 01 – 07(nominated)

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