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

Fugitive Pieces / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fugitive Pieces has a sharp, devastating story to tell.

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