San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Germany/Israel, 2014, 99 min, Director: Julia von Heinz
Hanna, a young German woman, goes to Israel to advance her career by working with disabled people. Her colleague Itay, an Israeli social worker, picks on her, making Holocaust jokes and cynical comments about German history, while at the same time flirting with her. Hanna initially refuses to respond, but slowly finds herself becoming interested in her family's history, and also in Itay.
After studying cinematography, Julia von Heinz (b. 1976) worked as an assistant to Rosa von Praunheim at the Konrad Wolf University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. She received the German Film Award (for her film debut Nothing Else Matters), Bavarian Television Award (for Noble Commitments) and Golden Sparrow (for the Enid Blyton adaptation Hanni & Nanni 2).
Screening as part of “Holocaust Remembrance and German-Jewish Dialogue”, a discussion event with Action Reconciliation for Peace in commemoration of Yom Hashoah.
With the support of the German Information Center.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with alumni of the Germany Close Up – Jewish Americans Meet Modern Germany program and German ARSP volunteers on the topic of remembrance and German-Jewish relations today.
About Film|Neu Presents: Film|Neu, Washington’s annual festival of new German-language cinema, is slated for October 10 – 16, 2014. But there are far too many excellent new German films to fit into just a week. This season kicks off Film|Neu Presents, a series showcasing new German films year-round.
See www.goethe.de/washington for more details.
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The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.