The Last Supper (Das Letzte Mahl)
dir. Florian Frerichs, Germany 2017, 83’, narrative feature, competition
On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish family Glickstein comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don´t take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her plans to emigrate from Berlin to Palestine, her family starts disputing. Her father Aaron can´t see any reason to leave Germany, the country of their ancestors and the country he risked his live for during the first world war. But when Michael, Leah´s younger brother, indicates that he actually is an ardent admirer of the national socialist movement, the family is on the brink of being torn apart... 'The Last Supper' is a very personal and intimate chamber play - but also a warning letter to a world in which populists and demagogues are on the rise. Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Florian Frerichs.
Festivals, Awards: Washington JFF 2018, LA JFF 2018, Berlin JFF 2018
Language: German. Subtitles: English, Polish.