The Zookeeper’s Wife
Opens Mar 31, 2017
Jessica Chastain stars as a real-life hero in this film from director Niki Caro (Whale Rider). Chastain stars as Antonina Żabińska, who runs the Warsaw Zoo alongside her husband Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown). After World War II breaks out and Germany invades their country, Antonina and Jan are forced to report to the Reich's zoologist (Daniel Brühl), but covertly, they decide to join the Resistance.
"Subtle yet striking, this is a film that is filled with the power of exquisitely executed storytelling." (Chelsey Grasso, The Film Stage)
Following Wednesday, April 12's 6:30pm screening of The Zookeeper's Wife, Mizzou Hillel and the Department of German & Russian Studies at MU will be hosting a post-screening conversation to discuss the film's content.