The Long Way Home follows the years in the aftermath of the Holocaust in which Jews are displaced and have nowhere else to go. The film starts with a quote from Exodus 13: “When Pharaoh let the people go, G-d did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near…But G-d led the people round by way of the wilderness…” Per the film’s on-screen text, the voices are taken…"The Long Way Home: From WWII to Israel"
The Sunlit Night frustratingly blends together two very different stories that don’t quite work together for taking place in a single feature film. Frances (Jenny Slate) could have had an excellent painter’s residency. Unfortunately for her, she passes up the opportunity in order to travel with her boyfriend, Robert, to Japan. Her plans soon become moot when Robert breaks up with her on vacation. Forced back home without a choice, it becomes a comedy of…"Sundance 2019: The Sunlit Night"