SHORTS WJFF: SURVIVAL STORIES
dir. multiplies, Germany, Poland, 2020, 55 min
THIS SECTION INCLUDES 2 SHORT FILMS:
The War, The Cow and Me, dir. Anabel Münstermann, Germany 2020, 29'
In 1941, eleven-year-old Eva and her family are deported from Prague to Theresienstadt and later to Auschwitz. She survives both concentration camps. Despite continuous violence and bullying by the SS, Eva manages to find a few glimpses of happiness during the years in Theresienstadt's ghetto. After the evacuation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, she escapes the death march only by a miraculous coincidence. Although Eva loses everything and she is the only member of her family to survive, she does not give up. Happy coincidences shape her life and she encounters loving people along her way – again and again. Her Holocaust story is also the story of her great, lifelong love.
SUMMER 43 / LATO 43, dir. Aneta Bussold, Poland 2020, 27'
Summer 1943, Polish village. Pregnant Zosia and her mother hide a Jewish woman, Zofia's friend. The situation becomes more complicated when a baby is born. Will friendship and humanity be saved in a life-threatening situation? A story based on real events.