Toronto Festival: Review of “The Survivor” by Barry Levinson (Gala)

An almost mathematical combination of SCHINDLER’S LIST and WILD BULL, but with very few of the thematic challenges and formal risks of those two classics, THE SURVIVOR tells a story that seems set up for the cinema, that of a young Jew who survived the Holocaust with pineapples and ended up landing in the United … Read more

Director Barry Levinson and Ben Foster talk TIFF premiere ‘The Survivor’ | Features

Barry Levinson, director of Monday’s Toronto world premiere The Survivor, has never forgotten the strange man who shared his childhood bedroom in Baltimore for a brief spell in 1948 and tossed and turned and moaned in his sleep. “It was my grandmother’s brother, who I’d never heard about. He stayed with us for two weeks,” … Read more