MY POLISH HONEYMOON/LUNE DE MIEL ( Élise Otzenberger 2018)

Capsule only.

A Parisian couple of Polish Jewish origins take a trip to Poland, visiting Holocaust sites, as a kind of belated honeymoon. There is an attempt to mix the serious material with a jocular tone and weave in comic characters, which doesn't work so well. The French critics were not so happy given the overall press rating of 3.0 on alloCiné. This reminded me of what made Benigni's celebrated Life Is Beautiful hard to swallow. Some may differ.

SFJFF showtimes:
Saturday July 20, 2019 6:10 p.m. CineArts
Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:55 p.m. Castro Theatre
Tuesday July 30, 2019 6:25 p.m. Albany Twin
Sunday August 4, 2019 11:45 a.m. Smith Rafael