WUNDERKINDER

dir. by Marcus Rosenmüller, Germany 2011, 96 min, drama, Y (12)

The retrospective of Artur Brauner’s films - the laureate of Honorary Camera of David 2019.

From the producers of Europa Europa comes this mesmerising drama about three extraordinary musical prodigies whose friendship overcomes barriers of religion and nationality.Wunderkinder tells a tale of three exceptionally musically talented children. The two Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha are both virtuosos – one on the piano and the other on the violin. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely gifted. Living in Poltava/Ukraine in 1941, they all share one great love: music. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. But when the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, they and their families face mortal peril, and their world is turned upside down. A powerful and moving drama told from a child’s point of view. The film received special accolades at both the Jerusalem International Film Festival and the Giffoni International Film Festival, Europe largest children’s film festival.

FESTIVALS: Jerusalem 2011, Giffoni 2011, Buster Copenhagen 2011, Busan 2011, Jewish Film Festival Vienna 2011, Washington Jewish Film Festival 2011, Palm Springs 2012, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2012, San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2012, East Bay Jewish Film Festival 2012, AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2012, TIFF Kids 2012, L.A. Jewish Film Festival 2012, Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2012, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2012, Paul Spiegel Filmfestival Düsseldorf 2012, Melbourne 2012, 2nd Jewish Bucharest IFF 2012, Stony Brook NY 2012, Berkshire International Film Festival 2012, Fiuggi Family Festival 2012, CineKid Amsterdam 2012, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2012, Framed Film Festival London 2012, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012, ALE KINO! Poznan 2012, Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2012, Miami Jewish Film Festival 2013, Orange County Int. Jewish Film Festival 2013, Charlotte Jewish Film Festival 2013, Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth Vancouver 2013, Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2013, United Jewish Appeal Aspen Film Festival 2013, , Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 2013, International Film Festival for Children and Youth Armenia 2013, International Children' Film Festival Brussels 2013, Providence Children's Film Festival Rhode Island 2013, Houston Jewish Film Festival 2014, Zlín 2015.

AWARDS: Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award Jerusalem 2011, The Presidency of the Italian Senate Award, ECFA Award & Percorsi Creativi CGS Award Giffoni 2011, Best Screenplay Buster Copenhagen 2011, Audience Award Best Narrative Feature Atlanta 2012, Audience Award San Diego 2012, Golden Romy 2012 (Best Producer), Audience Award L.A. Jewish Film Festival 2012, Audience Award Berkshire 2012, Audience Choice Award Stony Brook NY 2012, 1st Prize Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2012, Audience Award Charlotte 2013, Best Film: Musical Films Competiton & I Have the Honour Armenia 2013, Audience Award Providence 2013, Youth Jury Award Reel 2 Real Vancouver 2013.

Language: German. Subtitles: Polish, English.

18.11.2019, MONDAY, POLIN MUSEUM, 2:00 PM

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