Leo and Alma meet and fall in love in Poland before the war. The growing sense of threat – and, eventually, the war – tears them apart. Decades later and thousands of miles away from their shtetl, their story of lost love lives on in the imagination of the many who have been affected by it. Based on the award-winning novel by Nicole Krauss, an epic saga directed by Radu Mihaileanu (Live and Become) and starring Derek Jacobi, Gemma Arterton and Elliott Gould.