director: Arnon Goldfinger
DOP: Phillippe Bellaiche, Talia (Tulik) Galon
editor: Tali Halter Shenkar
a co-production of zero one film and Arnon Goldfinger with ZDF, SWR and Noga Communications - Channel 8 in co-operation with Arte
funded by the FFA, the Mediaboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the DFFF and the New Israeli Film Foundation for Cinema and Television
"Special Jury Prize", Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan 2012
PrÃ¤dikat der Deutschen Film- & Medienbewertung: Besonders wertvoller Dokumentarfilm, 2012
Best Documentary, The Israeli Film Academy Award ("Ofir") 2011
Best Documentary, Documentary Filmmakers Forum Award 2011
Best Director, Documentary Filmmakers Forum Award 2011
Best Research, Documentary Filmmakers Forum Award 2011
Best Director, The Jerusalem Film Festival Award for documentary 2011
Best Documentary, The Bavarian Film Award 2012
Best Documentary, The Minneapolis International Film Festival, 2012
Best Editing Documentary, The Tribeca Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary, The Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2012, David E. Stein Award FIPRESCI Award for Best Documentary, The Krakow Film Festival 2012,
Honorable Mention, The New Zealand Documentary Edge, 2012
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My grandmother Gerda was 98 when she died. A few days later the family gathers where she and my grandfather Kurt had lived for the last 70 years. During all these years, they have never thrown away anything. Over the following months I put together countless letters, photographs and documents until an uncanny story emerges: my grandfather, a Jewish judge and Zionist was a close friend of SS-officer Leopold von Mildenstein. Together they searched for a solution to the âJewish questionâ. The friendship continued when von Mildenstein is promoted to become head of the âJudenreferatâ and my grandfather was forced to retire.
The film begins with the clearance of the flat in Tel Aviv and develops into a story that holds unexpected international interests. It calls up restrained family emotions and discloses secrets.... In my grandparentsâ flat the cultures of Europe and the Middle East collide. Full of anger, courage and affection mother and I, just like two Don Quixotes, take on the battle: against boxes, dust, salesmen and family members, past, present, repression and truth.
âThe film turns out to be not only a perceptive history lesson but also a touching and sometimes humorous experience.â