Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces

Based on the international best-selling novel by Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces is a poetic film about love, loss, and redemption.

It tells the story of Jakob Beer, a writer whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during World War II. As a child in Poland, Jakob is orphaned during wartime, only to be saved by a compassionate Greek archeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured.

Best Film - Sydney Film Festival 2008
2007106 minsCanada, GreeceEnglish, Greek, Yiddish and German with English subtitles
Drama
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The cool hand of Canadian writer-director Jeremy Podeswa proves a disappointing match for Fugitive Pieces, a generally dull and unmemorable adaptation of Anne Michaels' extraordinary prose-poetry novel.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Tender, haunting.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For a tale spiked with so much torment, Fugitive Pieces feels remarkably soothing.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

If Fugitive Pieces has a message, it is that life can heal us, if we allow it.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Delicate and beautiful film about conquering the paralysing effects of grief.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

This book is a deeply moving and affecting read, and while the cinematic adaptation doesn’t fully do the book justice, it’s a worthy attempt.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Hopscotching time on film is never easy, but Canadian writer-director Jeremy Podeswa handles it with skill and care in Fugitive Pieces, his lovely, absorbing adaptation of Anne Michaels' lauded novel about a circumspect writer haunted by his traumatic past.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fugitive Pieces has a sharp, devastating story to tell.

Variety

Variety

press

The cool hand of Canadian writer-director Jeremy Podeswa proves a disappointing match for Fugitive Pieces, a generally dull and unmemorable adaptation of Anne Michaels' extraordinary prose-poetry novel.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Tender, haunting.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For a tale spiked with so much torment, Fugitive Pieces feels remarkably soothing.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

If Fugitive Pieces has a message, it is that life can heal us, if we allow it.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Delicate and beautiful film about conquering the paralysing effects of grief.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

This book is a deeply moving and affecting read, and while the cinematic adaptation doesn’t fully do the book justice, it’s a worthy attempt.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Hopscotching time on film is never easy, but Canadian writer-director Jeremy Podeswa handles it with skill and care in Fugitive Pieces, his lovely, absorbing adaptation of Anne Michaels' lauded novel about a circumspect writer haunted by his traumatic past.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fugitive Pieces has a sharp, devastating story to tell.

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