37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Run Boy Run

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Based on a true story from World War II, Pepe Danquart’s Run Boy Run brings the adventures of eight year old Jurek to the screen, as he escapes from the Warsaw ghetto into the woods. Determined to survive on his own until the end of the war, he quickly learns how to hunt and sleep safely with a ragtag group of other Jewish kids, but the winter chill and loneliness keep drawing him back to civilization. Helped by generous villagers, but betrayed by others to the Gestapo, Jurek strains to outlast against forces constantly threatening to destroy him – both nature and man alike. Introduction by Joseph Arton (U.Va.)


Sunday, November 9


1:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Regal 3

Film Info

Director: Pepe Danquart

Runtime: 112 min.

Genre: International

Year: 2013

Country: Germany/France

Featuring: Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Jeanette Hain, Itay Tiran