Kichka: Life is a Cartoon
dir. Delfina Jałowik, Germany, Poland 2018, 75’, documentary, competition
Michel Kichka (born 1954 in Liège) is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator living in Jerusalem. In his graphic novel Second Generation, he addresses the impact the traumatization of his father, Holocaust survivor Henri Kichka (born 1926 in Brussels), had on him and his siblings. The publication forms the beginning of a long journey through the past into the future. The film follows father and son Kichka during two intensive years in Israel, Belgium, France with many interlocutors. Q&A with filmmakers.
Festivals, awards: Cracow FF 2018, Montreal WFF 2018
Language: English, French, German, Hebrew. Subtitles: English, Polish.