- January 18, 20-22Dir. Arnon Goldfinger , France/Brazil, 2012, 125 min., R, 35mm, In English, German, and Hebrew with English subtitlesOfficial Website
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that seem to point to a greater mystery and soon a complicated family history unfolds before his camera. What starts to take shape reflects nothing less than the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans—both Jewish and non-Jewish—trying to piece together the puzzle of their lives in the aftermath of the terrible events of World War II.
“One of the best movies of the year. It plays like a great mystery—and it is. Smart, moving, profound and unpredictable.” —Michael Moore