“One Life” tells the true story of Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton, who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?
Fifty years later, Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to save. It’s not until a live BBC television show, “That’s Life”, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.
The film premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
Ticket can be bought in advance here or at Kai Art Center before the screening.
Director: James Hawes
Cast: Romola Garai, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins
Subtitle Language: Estonian, Russian