Documentary Features


Sharon Ryba-Kahn, Germany, 2020, 89min

Sharon from Munich is Jewish and a third generation Holocaust survivor. When her estranged father contacts her again after 7 years, it becomes an impetus for to reconstruct the family's history. After having survived the Holocaust her father's parents, who were originally from Poland arrived in Munich, in the American zone. Sharon travels from place to place, from person to person trying to understand how the Shoah impacted her through transgenerational trauma. As she is living in Germany, little by little she confronts her non-Jewish German environment asking some uncomfortable questions.

19.11, Friday | 20:15 | Kino HELIOS Blue City

The Fourth Window

Yair Quedar, Israel, 2021, 86min

A multidimensional portrait of Amos Oz, the world's greatest Israeli writer. The backbone of the film are conversations between Oz and his biographer and friend about a double tragedy lurking behind his international success. When Oz was 12 he experienced suicide of his mother. He later left home, joined kibbutz and changed his surname to "Oz" (Hebrew "courage"). The second tragedy struck a few years before his death when the younger daughter accused him of sadistic abuse, severing all contact. The writer tells his last story sharing his views on diverse subjects of personal life, literature and politics.

17.11, Wednesday | 18:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City

High Maintenance. The Life And Work Of Dani Karavan

Barak Heymann, Israel / Poland, 2020, 66min

Dani Karavan - restless, passionate, funny, and energetic artist - has created dozens of high profile and huge scale installations all over the world and won the most prestigious international art awards. Yet he is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are deteriorating, his advanced age is starting to catch up with him, the political climate in Israel is driving him mad and he becomes embroiled in a political conflict over commission in Poland.

16.11, Tuesday | 18:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City

Leonie, Actress and Spy

Annette Apon, Netherlands, 2020, 54min

Leonie Brandt (1901-1978) dreamed of becoming an actress. After realising her dream she took on the role of her life: she became a spy for the Dutch intelligence service in Nazi Germany. After the war a number of prominent Dutchmen also feared Leonie for what she knew about their actions during the occupation. The film more or less follows the chronology of her astonishing life via scenes from old movies. Shrouded in a haze of mystery the ‘real’ or ‘fictional’ of her life is not always clear.

17.11, Wednesday | 20:30 |


Piotr Szczepański, Poland, 2021, 77min

Miriam Synger is a strong woman in a patriarchal society. She is struggling for her identity as an orthodox Jewess wanting to live in contemporary Poland. She is a mother of five children who has a mission. She wants to prove that Jewish life is still possible in Poland. Coming from an assimilated Polish family, she is a third generation Holocaust survivor. And she believes that Poland is not a big cemetery.

In her twenties she decided to go back to het roots - changed her lifestyle and her name becoming a member of the Jewish Ortho[...]

20.11, Saturday | 15:00 | Muzeum POLIN


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