The Bad Dream is an account of the Holocaust told from the perspective of a little girl, who makes sense of the world from her parents’ expressions and her own feelings of discomfort and unhappiness. It was made with the intentions of preserving Eva’s personal history for her children and grandchildren. While the film has an artistic appeal for adults, it maintains a tone that’s gentle enough for a younger audience. Historic footage of the Nazis, drawings made by Jewish artists from inside the deportation camp, children’s drawings of concentration camps that move and develop on screen, colorful reenacted scenes of her rescue, and Eva’s family photographs are complied to tell the story of a scared little girl who survived the Holocaust but lost both her parents for reasons she could not fully understand.
- Title: The Bad Dream
- Director: Stingl Pavel
- Country: Czech
- Year: 2000
- Running Time: 50 min.
- Genre: Documentary
- Japan Prix 2000 – main festival prize
- Trilobit - Annual Award of the Czech Film and Television Association Festival 2000