22. - 28. 5. 2011. KINO EUROPA

Film Program

Film projections from 22. to 28. May, 2011., cinema Europa, Zagreb
The 5th Jewish Film Festival theme is "Women in Holocaust".


Special project related to teaching young people about the Holocaust, called "Educational Mornings"

Music Program

During the seven days of the Festival you will enjoy a very interesting music program that we prepared for you this year.

Thematic Exhibitions

An exhibition titled "Women in the Holocaust"

Talent Workshop

For Up-And-Coming Screenwriter, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors And Production Sound Recordists/Mixers

Lea and Daria

 R. Branko Ivanda, Documentary, 55 min.

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From 1933 until 1941, within the Croatian National Theatre existed a theatre for children- the Children’s Realm. Everybody wanted to see two child stars. There was always a demand for an extra ticket and these stars were predicted a very bright future.

The stars were little girls Lea Deutsch and Daria Gasteiger, among whom developed a personal competition, but also a friendship. Their joint performance in Humperdinck’s operetta Hansel and Gretel was particularly successful.

With the arrival of Nazis, the Children’s Realm closed. The family Deutsch was converted from Jewish to Catholic religion, but even that didn’t help them. Lea, the Croatian Shirley Temple, died in horrible conditions of child transport to Auschwitz.

After the perennial research for the purposes of this film, Daria was found in Innsbruck, alive and willing to cooperate. She never again engaged herself in theatre or movies, albeit she remembers everything with nostalgia. Everything but… Lea Deutsch.

  • Title: Lea and Daria
  • Director: Branko Ivanda
  • Country: Croatia
  • Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 55 min.
  • Genre: Documentary