Pack One Bag

Publisher:
Lemonada Media

Pack One Bag

4.9/5

Critic Rating

The epic true story of an Italian Jewish family, split apart by love, fascism and war. Through shocking discoveries - and Stanley Tucci’s artistry - an enthralling personal history comes to life. When documentarian David Modigliani was a kid, his grandfather, Franco, won the Nobel Prize. But, David’s always been more fascinated by the love story that made it possible -- his grandparents' romance on the run from Fascist Italy. When he digs into their story, he uncovers a darker side to their fairytale escape: a brother left behind to face the Nazi occupation - and startling personal conn...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Jul 8, 2024

"But after a slow start, we’ve come to appreciate this story...Pack One Bag is an elegant show that rewards slow listening, making it ideal for a lazy road trip this summer. …"

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Score: 5

Giacomo Bagni • Orecchiabile Newsletter Jun 27, 2024

"Pack One Bag riesce nel difficile intento di ricostruire con la leggerezza di una domenica pomeriggio passata a guardare vecchie foto una storia familiare difficile e dolorosa, raccontando al contempo la tragica storia della comunità ebraica italiana dal privilegiato punto di vista di chi aveva i mezzi e le opportunità per rifarsi una vita dall’altra parte del mondo prima che fosse troppo tardi. //////// Pack One Bag succeeds in the difficult task of reconstructing with the lightheartedness of a Sunday afternoon spent looking at old photos a difficult and painful family history, while at the same time telling the tragic story of the Italian Jewish community from the privileged point of view of those who had the means and opportunities to rebuild their lives on the other side of the world before it was too late."

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