Ariana Savalas—daughter of Kojak’s Telly—is the eponymous
heroine, a Lithuanian Jew who endures some 40 years of hardship: first
in the Nazi camps, then at the hands of the repressive Soviet regime,
before finding refuge in Israel. The story (based on the real life of
one Miriam Schafer) is certainly dramatic, but Matt Cimber’s no-budget
production is painfully awkward—a Hebrew-school filmstrip that hardly
does its subject justice. A film only your bubbe could love.