Director: Michael Verhoeven
Cast: Alice Dwyer, Milton Welsh, Karin Hanczewski
Screening time: 14.04.2016. 19:00
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 90 min
Awards: German Television Academy Awards 2015: won German Television Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Director Michael Verhoeven, the “nasty boy” of German cinema, artfully presents a biting commentary on post-War German society in this adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Laura Waco. Overcome with grief at her father’s funeral in 1968, Laura looks back with fresh eyes at her parents’ decision to settle in Germany after surviving the Holocaust—at their incapacity to escape the shadow of the genocide, their denial of their own Judaism, and the deeply conflicted psychology that was the legacy of their plight and others like them. The film is a beautifully wrought, subtly probing investigation of the complex notion of German-Jewish identity.