We Are Going To America
The familiar tale of an immigrant family's journey to American is turned into a magical mystery tour as sen through the eyes of the 11-year old Motl. The boy's imagination spins wildly as he and his family - loaded down with allt heir wordly goods and their other-wordly "baggage" - make their way from the shtetl to America.
Inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, director Efim Gribov interprets the workings of Motl's imagination via comic and grotesque figures, ghosts from the past, and a dreamy, surreal atmosphere. The film's tragi-comic tone and theme involving the American Dream make for an inspired viewing experience. Also known as My Yedem v Ameriku. In Russian and Yiddish with English subtitles.