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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".

Education

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

Film program

Lea and Daria

Lea and Daria

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 [...]

Screenings

Opening Ceremony

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Sunday, 22. May at 18:00

Guest

  • Branko Ivanda, Director
 

The Last Stage

The Last Stage

The Last Stage explores in excruciating detail the treatment of women inmates in the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Most of the story is told from the point of  view of Michelle (Huguette Faget), who finally escapes the camp, more  dead than alive. The fact that the film was produced only a few years  after [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Sunday, 22. May at 20:00
 

The Yankles

The Yankles

The Yankles is an uplifting, feel-good, comedy-drama which realistically portrays its diverse cast of characters. That´s the story of an upstart, orthodox yeshiva baseball team that earns a ticket to compete in the college world series, coached by Charlie Jones, an ex-major league center fielder on parole for multiple DUI convictions and desperate to fulfill [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Sunday, 22. May at 22:00
 

Education about Holocaust by prof. Frank Stern

Education about Holocaust by prof. Frank Stern

U sklopu 5. Festivala židovskog filma Zagreb održat će se predavanje za srednje škole i fakultete prof. Franka Sterna svjetskoga autoriteta s područja povijesti i filma profesora filma, moderne njemačke povijesti i kulture, direktora Centra za njemačke studije i austro-njemačke studijske programe na Sveučilištu u Beer-Shevi u Izraelu te gostujućega profesora na Sveučilištu Columbia u [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 12:00

Guest

  • prof. Frank Stern
 

The Lost Children of Berlin

The Lost Children of Berlin

In the dark days of Nazi Germany, Jewish schools were shut down one by one as the students and their families were herded into ghettos or sent to concentration camps. But amid the countless stories of tragedy and death are the miraculous stories of those who survived. This documentary film chronicles the lives of former [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 14:15
 

Just like Home

Just like Home

For the past ten years a loving couple has managed Moscow’s Jewish Orphanage-home for children who were abused, neglected and abandoned by the people closest to them. It takes a lot of patience, but slowly, gradually, these children learn to regain their trust in humanity and secure a chance for a brighter future. This film [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 15:30
 

Seven lights

Seven lights

The authentic testimony of six Czech women is one of the last chances to label the feloniousness of the Nazi regime by means of real life stories, and to remind viewers of the fact that Jewish people were not only powerless victims of Hitler’s doctrine but also active resistance fighters who took part in fighting [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 16:45
 

Arna’s Children

Arna's Children

Juliano Mer Khamis was the son of Arna Mer, a Jewish woman, and Saliba Khamis, a Palestinian man. Juliano was one of Israel/Palestine’s leading actors. During the first Intifada, his mother Arna established an alternative educational program in Jenin Refugee Camp to compensate for the virtual collapse of the formal one due to the Israeli [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 18:00

Guest

  • mr. Terence Pike, UNHCR
    Representative in Croatia
 

Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

This powerful movie was based on the memoirs of Hungarian gynecologist and Holocaust survivor Gisella Perl. Having spent the WWII years in charge of the woman’s infirmary at Auschwitz, Perl (played by Christine Lahti) hopes to leave her living nightmare behind when the Allies liberate Europe. But when she applies for American citizenship in 1946, [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 20:00
 

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf

In 1907, Young Adolf Hitler has just arrived to Vienna, where he aims at starting successful studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. Waiting to be accepted, he spends his days around his seedy hostel and becomes friends with his roommate, an elderly Jewish salesman. The old man supports Hitler like a father, in turn [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Monday, 23. May at 22:15
 

Lone Samaritan

Lone Samaritan

As a tiny sect constantly in danger of extinction, the Samaritans have very harsh rules about assimilation. After Sophie Tzdaka and her three sisters left the community, one after the other, the family became subject to terrible physical and mental harassment by sect members. Director Barak Heymann (Bridge over the Wadi, Dancing Alfonso) follows Sophie, [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 12:00
 

Teacher Irena

Teacher Irena

The lives of 26 children have undergone a significant change this year. Irena is a third grade teacher in an elementary school in the “Katamonim” neighborhood in Jerusalem, a place of poverty and unemployment. Native born Israelis and children of immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union attend the same school. Many of the [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 13:15
 

Lerner’s Revenge

Lerner's Revenge

In 1943, Gitl Lerner, a 45-year-old Jewish woman, hid with five of her children in the home of a Polish farmer. On the night of October 30, Polish farmers in the area stabbed Lerner and the five children to death. Sixty years later Roni Lerner, an Israeli businessman and Gitl’s grandson, set out to Poland [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 14:15
 

Voices of the Children

Voices of the Children

The film tells the story of three people who were imprisoned as children in Terezin, the small Czech town that the Nazis converted into a concentration camp for Jews. The filmmaker, who herself spent two years in Terezin, traces the survivors’ war experiences, with the help of their personal journals and drawings. She follows their [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 15:30
 

Half a Ton of Bronze

Half a Ton of Bronze

“Half a Ton of Bronze is a mixture of a Middle-Eastern western and a cynical comedy about a world in which values are sold by the pound.” Since 1938, the bronze equestrian statue of Alexander Zaid, a legendary Zionist pioneer who founded the Hashomer defense organization, stood guard proudly in Beit Shearim National Park in [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 16:45
 

Ahead of time

Ahead of time

Ahead of Time is a documentary film on the remarkable life of 99-year-old Ruth Gruber. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth became the youngest PhD in the world at age 20. As a student in Germany in 1931, she attended a Hitler rally observing first-hand the rising tide of Nazism. Ruth became a foreign correspondent [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 18:00

Guest

  • Executive Producers
    Denise Benmosche, Doris Schechter
 

The Ninth Day

The Ninth Day

Abbé Kremer is released from a living hell in the Dachau concentration camp and sent home to Luxembourg. Upon his arrival, he soon learns that this is not a reprieve or a pardon of his crime – voicing opposition to the Nazis’ racial laws – but that he has nine days to convince the bishop [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 20:00
 

There Were Nights

There Were Nights

Goni’s world came tumbling down when she was 7 years old.  Today, at 25, she is trying to put it together again, not always successfully. Goni grew up as an only child, spoiled and loved, in a family of artists.  Her father was a successful theater actor, her mother worked at a radio station.  The [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Tuesday, 24. May at 22:00
 

Blood Relation

Blood Relation

At 14, my grandmother’s sister disappeared from her home in Israel. Years later, she started sending my family letters with a desperate plea for contact, written from a refugee camp where she lived as an Arab. My family chose to turn their backs. I discovered her letters after my grandmother died and set out on [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 12:00
 

Po-Lin

Po-Lin

This film is unique archival collection showing the pre-war Poland, a world which had gone by, where two cultures, Jewish and Polish, coexisted next to each other, door to door, town to town. It’s a composition of amateur films made by American Jews visiting their relatives in Poland before 1939. The film presents the everyday [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 13:30
 

Keepers of Memory

Keepers of Memory

Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, acclaimed director Eric Kabera takes the viewer on an emotional journey into the 1994 Rwandan genocide, its survivors, and the memorials created in the victims’ honor. The film focuses on the personal accounts of men and women who watch over the sacred burial sites keeping the memories alive for [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 15:15
 

Don’t Call it Heimweh

Don't Call it Heimweh

The Greek call it nostalgia, the unappeased yearning to return- in German “Heimweh”. This documentary tells the story of Margot Friedlander and her life long journey in search for home and identity. For almost 60 years Margot lived a good life in New York. Born as a child of an upper middle class family in [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 16:30
 

KZ

KZ

On the banks of the river Danube, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Upper Austria, lies the picturesque town of Mauthausen. Two kilometers from its town centre is a place that attracts bikers, busloads of tourists, parties of schoolchildren, people from all over the world. Tour guides come to work here every day, while nearby [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 18:00
 

My Mother’s Courage

My Mother's Courage

Based on writer George Taboris’ recollection of his mother’s plight in Nazi-held Budapest of 1944.  The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator’s mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you’d least expect it.

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 20:00
 

The Seven Days

The Seven Days

It is 1991 in the midst of the first Gulf War and Israel is under daily missile attacks. But in the Ohayon family, tragedy has hit in more mundane circumstances as beloved Maurice, one of nine brothers and sisters, has suddenly died. The family gathers for the traditional seven days of mourning (shiva) in which [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Wednesday, 25. May at 22:00
 

Inside Hana’s suitcase

Inside Hana's suitcase

Film Inside Hana’s suitcase is a touching story of two children who grew up in the WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish. The plot starts from the present day as a group of Japanese pupils and their teacher Fumiko Ishioka use the suitcase that [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 12:00

Guest

  • g. Branko Lustig
 

My 100 Children

My 100 Children

In the spring of 1945, Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor Lena Kuchlar, a young teacher and physiologist, discovered dozens of orphaned Jewish children (ages 3-15) holed up at the Jewish Committee Center in Krakow. Inspired by the teachings of Janusz Korczak and employing progressive psychiatric methods, she slowly brought these damaged children back to life. The [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 14:00
 

To See if I’m Smiling

To See if I'm Smiling

Six Israeli women give a personal account about their life in the Israeli Army, in the Occupied Territories. A female point of view on the drama of an unending war, on the moral challenges the soldiers faced at the encounter with the Palestinian population. The women look back critically at the way they handled the [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 15:30
 

Inheritance

Inheritance

An Emmy Award-winning documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll, Inheritance is the story of Monika Hertwig, a woman grappling with a profound legacy left to her by a father she never really knew: Amon Goeth. Often described as a “monster”, Amon Goeth was a prominent Nazi leader and Commandant of the Plaszow Concentration [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 17:00
 

Stumbling Stone

Stumbling Stone

The documentary Stumbling Stone is a portrait, a road movie and the story of the largest decentralized memorial in the world. The focus is on the conceptional artist Gunter Demnig, who has set 17 000 names of forgotten Nazi victims in concrete of German and European pavements. The project is declined by members of the [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 18:30
 

The Wedding Song

The Wedding Song

Tunis, 1942. Nour and Myriam, 16, have been friends since childhood. They share the same house in a modest neighborhood where Jews and Muslims live in harmony. Each one secretly desires the other girl’s life: while Nour regrets that she doesn’t go to school like her friend, Myriam dreams of love. She is envious of [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 20:00
 

Naomi

Naomi

Ilan Ben-Natan, 58, is a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with much younger Naomi, an attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out about his wife’s betrayal and then faces her lover, Oded Safra, a painter and a filmmaker. During the argument, the scientist kills his rival [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Thursday, 26. May at 22:00
 

Ingelore

Ingelore

Ingelore Herz Honigstein is an 86-year-old deaf Jewish woman who did not speak a word until age 6, nor complete a sentence until 12. Born in Kuppenheim, Germany in 1924, Ingelore is her compelling account of a lonely and confusing childhood, played out against the terrifying rise to power of the Third Reich. After a brutal rape by [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 12:00
 

Dancing Alfonso

Dancing Alfonso

Alfonso is the lead dancer in a flamenco troupe, which rehearses in a Tel Aviv suburb. The average age of the group-members is over 75. After the death of his wife, Alfonso begins to obsessively court Sima, a dancer with the troupe, to the displeasure of his children, who are unwilling to accept the fact [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 13:00
 

Thank God For Football

Thank God For Football

Thank God for Football is a documentary on football and football players in the Terezín ghetto in 1943 – 1944.  A documentary on those who played and loved football even while at death’s door and the faith and hope that they received from the game. A documentary on those for whom football meant life. A [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 14:00
 

Pesya’s Necklace

Pesya's Necklace

On her eightieth birthday, Pesya Goldfarb is determined to return to her parents` house located in Poland. Traveling with her teenage granddaughter, she intends to find a golden necklace, which was hidden by her and her sister on the day they were taken to Auschwitz. In returning to her childhood home, Pesya must confront years [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 15:00
 

The Bad Dream

The Bad Dream

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 [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 16:00
 

Swimming in Auschwitz

Swimming in Auschwitz

Six Jewish women, from different countries and different backgrounds, found themselves deported to the notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, during the Holocaust. This film attempts to chronicle that experience through those same female eyes. While subject to the same physical hardships as men, these women do not dwell on that. Instead, they speak of camp families [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 17:00
 

Settlement

Settlement

Ten years after the release of his landmark, award-winning film Shtetl, filmmaker Marian Marzynski, a pioneer of Polish cinéma-vérité, returns to the subject of the Holocaust with Settlement, the most recent of his critically-lauded autobiographical films. A startling discovery draws Marzynski back to Poland, specifically to a shtetl house, home in the 1930s, to the [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 18:30
 

A love to hide

A love to hide

A young Jewish girl Sara looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slained while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend. Terrified Sara flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean and his faithful lover Philippe. Though safe [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 20:00
 

Hello Goodbye

Hello Goodbye

A french couple (Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant) decides to move to Israel to rekindle their love. But their stay in the Promised Land is far from perfect. Should they stay or should they go? Now into their fifties, Alain and Gisèle have everything they need to lead the good life in Paris: professional success, [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Friday, 27. May at 22:00

Guest

  • Graham Guit, director
 

From Shtetl to Swing

From Shtetl to Swing

Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe, kissed the shtetl goodbye, and migrated to America. Turning a fresh, playful eye to the cultural attitudes and musical styles that proliferated throughout this extraordinarily rich period, from Yiddish theater to musical extravaganza, from klezmer to ragtime, from symphonic jazz to [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 12:00
 

Is There Poetry after Auschwitz

Is There Poetry after Auschwitz

At the age of 9, artist Vivienne Hermann was caught in a mass arrest on the streets of Prague and subsequently spent 5 years in forced labor camps in Czechoslovakia and Poland before being liberated by the Russians in 1945. “The Holocaust didn’t stop when I was liberated,” says Hermann, whose art aims to show [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 13:30
 

The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor is a character-based feature-length documentary that presents the stories of four Survivors of genocide and mass atrocities (The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and the Congo), focusing on their ability to transcend victimhood and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of such horror. Rather than focusing on their past, the film examines the Survivors’ [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 15:00
 

A film unfinished

A film unfinished

This film seeks for the truth behind one of the most mysterious Nazi propaganda films ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. The film interweaves diary entries written by ghetto inhabitants during the filming, the testimonies of living survivors who still remember the filming, and for the first time a rare interrogation protocol of one of [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 17:00

Guest

  • Ishai Adar, composer
 

Talent Workshop

Talent Workshop

International film workshop “International Talent Workshop” (ITW) is a continuing project of the Association of Contemporary Jewish Film Festival Zagreb which we’ve started in 2008. The ten participants, divided into two groups, are being lead through both theoretical and practical parts of the workshop by professional lecturers and mentors, Croatian and international, who are helping [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 19:00
 

The Roundup

The Roundup

1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sewn on his chest. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they’ve taken shelter. At least that’s what they think, until that morning on [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 20:00
 

Maya

Maya

A struggling young actress lands the leading role in a theater production. She is to play the part of a girl who undergoes a traumatic experience and is committed to a mental hospital. The actress, seeking to research her character in depth, spends some time observing in a psychiatric ward. As a result she brings [...]

Screenings

  • Cinema: "Europa"
    Varšavska 3, Zagreb
  • Saturday, 28. May at 22:15