BASED ON A TRUE STORY. IT IS 1977, THE YEAR EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT Anwar Sadat decided to break the shackles of history and embark on a peace process. Sephi Milch, a determined and talented young woman, aspires to a career as a classical composer, but she knows the odds are against her in the male dominated classical music world. Her struggle is not only limited to her artistic life; as the daughter of troubled Holocaust survivors, she also has to deal with a sudden revelation from the past that threatens to tear her family apart. Nana Milch, Sephi’s older sister, a scandal-sheet journalist and an aspiring playwright, considers this startling revelation an opportunity to free herself from the stranglehold of her parents’ past. Sephi is weary of her sister’s tendency to look for trouble, but in this case she has no choice but to join Nana’s quest for the truth. As the two are inevitably drawn into an emotional roller coaster ride, they discover that freedom bears an exacting price, as does the struggle to liberate one’s unique artistic voice.
Barry Sanders and Margo Fluker