Lies My Father Told Me (1975): Jan Kadar’s Oscar-Nominee from Canada

Jan Kadar’s Lies My Father Told Me is a touching coming-of-age tale is set in the Jewish ghetto of Montreal circa the 1920.

Kadar, the famous Czech filmmaker and emigre in Canada, directed this sentimental but touching saga about a boy’s intimate and complex relationship with his grandfather.

Writer Ted Allan, who was Oscar nominated, adapted to the big screen his own book, and also makes an appearance in it.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Screenplay: Ted Allan

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Original Screenplay Oscar went to Frank Pierson for Sidney Lumet’s brilliant Dog Day Afternoon