Everything is Illuminated starring Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz and Boris Leskin. Directed by Liv Schreiber. 2005. Library Call Number: PN1995.9.U45 E94 2006.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s book comes alive on screen with Elijah Wood as the author who finds a mysterious woman in a picture of his grandfather from before World War II. Anxious to find out more about his family, he journeys to the old country, picks up an eccentric interpreter who doesn’t know English all that well, the interpreter’s grandfather who acts as his chauffeur and the grandfather’s deranged dog in a cross-country odyssey through the new Ukraine. Little does he know the odd and emotional journey he’s about to undertake in a strange land that somehow seems familiar.