Thursday 23 May 2024

NEWS & TRAILER: The Boy in the Woods (2024 Film) - Starring Richard Armitage, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jett Klyne, David Kohlsmith, and Masa Lizdek

The Boy in the Woods

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By Jon Donnis

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"The Boy in the Woods" brings to life the powerful true story of a young Jewish boy's fight for survival during the Holocaust. This compelling new feature, based on Maxwell Smart's #1 bestselling novel, recounts the harrowing journey of a child left to fend for himself in the perilous forests of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Richard Armitage, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jett Klyne, David Kohlsmith, and Masa Lizdek, whose performances deeply resonate and enhance the emotional impact of the story. "The Boy in the Woods" made a striking impression at its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its UK premiere at the Manchester Film Festival, where it garnered the Audience Award. The film is set for its UK digital release on May 27, 2024, through 101 Films, promising to reach and move a wide audience.

Directed by Rebecca Snow and co-written by Snow and Maxwell Smart, the film tells the heart-wrenching story of young Max, portrayed by Jett Klyne. When Nazi soldiers invade Buczacz to deport its remaining Jewish residents, Max's mother pushes him to flee, narrowly escaping death. Alone in the woods, Max encounters Jasko, played by Richard Armitage, and his wife, portrayed by Masa Lizdek, compassionate farmers who risk their lives to shelter him. As the SS close in, the danger intensifies, forcing Jasko and his wife to make the heart-wrenching decision to send Max deeper into the forest. Struggling to survive in the unforgiving wilderness, Max exhibits extraordinary bravery and resilience, not only fending for himself but also aiding others along his path.

"The Boy in the Woods" is more than a story of survival; it's a testament to human courage and the indomitable spirit of a young boy who, against all odds, fights to live. This film is a poignant reminder of the countless unsung heroes of World War II and an inspiring portrayal of resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity. Mark your calendars for the digital release on May 27, 2024, and prepare to be deeply moved by this extraordinary tale of survival and courage.

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