A true story of hope
The Star of Andra and Tati tells the true story of the Bucci sisters, Andra and Tatiana, who were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau at the age of 4 and 6 years old during World War II. Separated from many members of their family, they are sent to a “Kinderblok” with their young cousin, Sergio. However due to their own vigilance and the care of another sympathetic inmate, the sisters manage to survive until the liberation of the camp. After transfer to Prague, and then to England, the sisters are finally reunited with their parents in Italy. Andra and Tati’s story is intertwined with the experience of a modern day school trip to that same concentration camp, which gives their lives and what they endured contemporary significance 75 years later.
Directed by: Rosalba Vitellaro and Alessandro Belli
Produced by: RAI Ragazzi and Larcadarte – in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Miur)
Original Broadcasters: RAI
International Sales: Federation Kids & Family
Festivals & awards: Banff / Rockie Awards International 2019, Xiamen AnimationFestival 2018 ; selected at Annecy Festival 2019, Japan Prize 2018, Cartoons on the Bay 2018.