Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Chichinette: The Accidental Spy


Year: 2019
Run Time: 86 minutes

Chichinette: The Accidental Spy
Chichinette: The Accidental Spy

As a young Jewish woman growing up in France, Marte Cohn never dreamed she would one day become a celebrated hero in the French Army. But Marte’s life was forever changed when the Nazis came to power during World War II. From the beginning, Marte chose courage over fear, fighting against the Occupation in every way she could. Not only was Marte part of the French Resistance and a nurse in the Red Cross during the war, she also crossed enemy lines as a spy, providing the allies with critical information that led to their victory. For years after the war, Marte never spoke of her experience. But once she realized the importance of sharing her history, she began to do just that. Now, at the age of 96, Marte has dedicated herself to bearing witness as a Holocaust survivor and as a former spy. Though she has faced unimaginable loss and hardship, Marte’s enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious, and she lights up the screen with her palpable joy and wisdom. An inspirational and life-affirming documentary, CHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY follows Marte on her exhaustive schedule as she travels the world telling her incredible story. (In English and French with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM ET

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:45 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Jewish & Israeli Visions
Women of the World

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Nicola Alice Hens

Amos Geva

Gaƫtan Varone, Nicola Alice Hens

Michelle Barbin

Print Source

Community Partners

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah

Media Partners

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond

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