Narrative Features

The Day of Wrath

Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz, Poland, 2020, 85min

During World War II Poland is kept under German occupation. In the autumn of 1943, a young Jewish escapee from a nearby ghetto appears in a Polish monastery, asking for help. German Nazis punish hiding Jews with death so the monks face the most difficult dilemma. The stakes become even higher when SS officer, responsible for local extermination campaign against the Jews, visits the monastery. "The Day of Wrath" is a full of tension blend of a war thriller and a morality play. The film is based on the drama by Roman Brandstaetter under the same title.

18.11, Wednesday | 20:00 |

The Other Story (Sipur Acher)

Avi Nesher, Israel, 2019, 112min

Just like Avi Nesher’s previous masterpieces Turn Left at the End of the World, The Secrets, The Matchmaker, and Past Life, the director, in a humorous and very original fashion explores the very heart of the Israeli matter. In The Other Story, a willful young woman suddenly decides to marry a member of Jerusalem’s insular orthodox community. Her divorced secular parents and grandfather connive a plot to thwart the upcoming nuptial, with unforeseen results.

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22.11, Sunday | 19:30 |

The Windermere Children

Michael Samuels, Germany, UK, 2020, 89min

"The Windermere Children" tells the story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust in England’s Lake District. 300 young orphaned Jewish refugees began new lives on the shores of Lake Windermere in the summer of 1945. Carrying only the clothes they wear and a few meagre possessions, they bear the emotional and physical scars of all they have suffered. Team of counsellors have just four months to help the children reclaim their lives. Eventually, letters from The Red Cross arrive with the terrible confirmation that for nearly all the children their siblings and parents have been murdered. One child, however is convinced that his brother survived.

20.11, Friday | 20:00 |

The End of Love

Keren Ben Rafael, France, Israel, 2019, 90min

Julie and Yuval live in Paris, are in love and have just had a baby. When Yuval needs to return to Israel to renew his visa, they start sharing their family routine via video call. Watching each other obsessively through a screen, however, begins to take its toll on their relationship. Will their love survive the perils of this new form of “interaction”? The role of Julie was played by Elise Otzenberger, known from “My Polish Honeymoon” screened during last year’s WJFF.


21.11, Saturday | 18:00 |

Winter Journey

ANDERS ØSTERGAARD, Denmark, Germany, 2019, 90min

”Winter Journey” is based on American radio host Martin Goldsmith’s book about his Jewish parents, who fled Nazi Germany. Both were talented musicians, but after the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in 1935 they were only able to perform as members of the Jewish Cultural Federation, a bizarre propaganda organization fully controlled by the Reich Chamber of Culture. This film brings to life the reality of their beautiful and painful love story, using remarkable and ingenuously edited archive material. It also includes reenactments of the conversations Goldsmith had with his father as preparation for the book. Martin Goldsmith plays himself, as the unseen interviewer, while a vulnerable Bruno Ganz is playing his father Georg. It was Bruno Ganz’ last part before he died in 2019.

17.11, Tuesday | 20:00 |

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