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

The Crossing
(Flukten Over Grensen)


Year: 2020
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 90 minutes

The Crossing
The Crossing

Gerda is a ten-year-old Norwegian girl with a very big imagination. With her apron-cape and a wooden sword, Gerda spends her days acting out the adventures of Porthos and “The Three Musketeers,” annoying her brother Otto in the process. But when her parents are arrested by German soldiers for hiding Jewish children, Gerda embarks on her own heroic adventure—not as Porthos, but as herself. With her parents gone, it is up to Gerda to help young Sarah and Daniel hide from the Nazis and escape into unoccupied Sweden. Otto, who has been misled into sympathizing with the Nazis, begrudgingly joins his sister on her quest to save their new friends and proves himself to be a hero in his own right. As the four children journey across the Norwegian wilderness, they face many dangers along the way. But when they stick together, they discover they can overcome them all. An incredible story of friendship, bravery, and doing what’s right, THE CROSSING is a compelling film the whole family can enjoy. (In Norwegian with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET

Cedar Lee Theatre 1

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 1:45 PM ET

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

Family Films
Jewish & Israeli Visions

International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Johanne Helgeland

Cornelia Boysen

Maja Lunde

Jon-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

Jon Endre Mørk

Principal Cast
Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Hathaway Brown

Community Partners

Kol Israel Foundation

Swedish Cultural Society

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