Cast: Kristen Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominque Frot, Gisèle Casadesus, Aidan Quinn, & Natasha Mashkevich
Sarah’s Key is out in limited release next Friday, July 22nd, and I have to admit that seeing the trailer is bringing back a feeling of nostalgia. I started blogging three years ago and that’s when the book was making the rounds in the blogging world. It was all very new to me at the time. I also associate its arrival with the burgeoning popularity of fiction focused on the little known events and tragedies of World War II.
In both the book and the movie adaptation, Sarah’s Key tells dual narratives of Julia, an American journalist living in Paris, and Sarah, a ten-year-old girl living in 1942. Julia is doing research into the round up of Jews in 1942 France while Sarah’s family is rounded up and arrested in the same year. Sarah is able to get her brother to a safe place, but at a terrible price, and as Julia discovers more about the atrocities committed during the war, she also discovers how Sarah’s life and fate is intertwined with her life in ways both never imagined nor very comfortable.
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company, I have a copy of the book and the movie poster to give away to a reader who can supply a US mailing address to receive their prize. I will accept entries on this form until Thursday, July 20th. All information will be discarded if you aren’t selected to receive a copy of the book. Your mailing address will be used to mail the book to you should you be selected as a winner. Only those selected as winners will be contacted by email.