CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Path
(Der Pfad)

Year: 2022
Country: GERMANY
Language: German
Run Time: 99 minutes

The Path
The Path
The Path
The Path
The Path

The year is 1940, and Rolf, his father Ludwig, and his dog Adi (named Adolf only so they can watch him play dead) are trapped in Marseilles and being persecuted by Nazis. They are desperate to escape to America, where Rolf’s mother checks the port every day for their arrival. But after Ludwig is captured, young Rolf must continue the journey with only the help of their guide, Nuri (a child herself), Adi, and the diamond hidden in his tube of toothpaste. On the run, the children forge a bond that heals old wounds and lights a spark of hope in both of them. While Rolf misses his father, he is comforted knowing his father’s wisdom is always with him as he helps Nuri, who also lost her parents, find peace. An enduring portrait of the compassion and humanity that must not be lost during wartime, THE PATH is an essential film for the modern era. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Family Films
Jewish Cinema
Teen-Friendly Films

International Narrative Competition


Tobias Wiemann

Daniel Ehrenberg

Rüdiger Bertram, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen

Martin Schlecht

Andreas Radtke

Principal Cast
Julius Weckauf, Volker Bruch, Nonna Cardoner, Bruna Cusí, Anna Maria Mühe

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