The Testament

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About The Film

An uncompromising Holocaust researcher uncovers a long-buried secret that casts doubt on his family history, in THE TESTAMENT, Best Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival. Meticulous in his quest for the truth, deeply religious historian Yoel Halberstam (Ori Pfeffer) is sustained by his faith and work, toiling in the basement of the Holocaust Institute in Jerusalem. Investigating the cover-up of a wartime massacre of Jews on the outskirts of an Austrian village, he stumbles upon highly classified evidence that suggests his mother (Rivka Gur) is not the woman she claims to be, a thunderbolt that undermines everything that defines him. With his personal and professional life at stake, Yoel secretly pursues the lead, risking everything—career, wife and son, even his own beliefs—to solve the historical mystery about his identify.

Film Details

Running Time 
96 minutes
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Year 
2018
Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere
Sponsors 
Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast