The Teaneck Film Festival is a non-profit supported by The Puffin Foundation, and has a permanent theme of Activism: Making Change. Each year the festival showcases films from around that world that will inspire people to become more active and engaged citizens and help promote culture and positive change in our communities.
Set in 1943 against the backdrop of World War 2, ‘Secrets of War’ tells a story of youth thrust into an all-too-adult world, where the loyalties and betrayals of childhood have stakes higher than anyone could imagine. Conflict rages across Europe and the Nazis have occupied the Netherlands, but for twelve-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert, not much seems to have changed: they still go to school each day, and still play ‘war’ with their wooden guns in the forest and underground caves just outside their small village. But the realities of the conflict soon intrude on their familiar world, and jealousy sets in motion a series of events that will alter their lives forever. Both a grappin wartime drama and an affecting coming-of-age story, the film is a bittersweet ode to innocence lost.
Suggested age: 10 and up. For tickets click HERE.