festival program / Knight Marimbas Award



Marcel Marceau's influence as a mime artist is legendary. But as an underground French Resistance fighter during WW2, the untold story of his youth is as extraordinary as his artistic legacy.

With the war closing in, Marcel (Jesse Eisenberg) — an aspiring Jewish actor — put aside his dreams of a life in the spotlight to join the French Resistance. Putting himself directly in harm's way, he played a vital role in saving the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis.

Anchored by a moving performance from Jesse Eisenberg, Resistance is an emotional ode to Marceau and the unsung heroes whose spirit and determination touched the lives of thousands.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Olympia Theater

Director Bio

Jonathan Jakubowicz is a writer, director and producer from Venezuela. He wrote and directed the films Secuestro Express (05) and Hands of Stone (16), which starred Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez. Resistance is his latest film.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Jonathan Jakubowicz
  • Producer(s)
    Claudine Jakubowicz, Carlos Garcia de Paredes, Jonathan Jakubowicz
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Jonathan Jakubowicz
  • Cinematographer(s)
    M. I. Littin-Menz
  • Composer
    Angelo Milli
  • Cast
    Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Félix Moati, Géza Rohrig, Karl Markovics, Vica Kerekes, Bella Ramsey, Edgar Ramírez

Film Info