LIVE AND BECOME (Radu Mihaileanu, 2005)

Set into motion by Operation Moses, which covertly transported black Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) from Sudan to Israel beginning in November 1984, Romanian-born writer-director Radu Mihaileanu’s Va, vis et deviens—Go, See and Become—is a deeply affecting, sometimes overwhelmingly moving drama about a nine-year-old boy’s momentous emigration, his painfully difficult separation from his mother, who sacrifices so […]