About The Film
Bruno Ganz’s moving, final screen role blends with reenactments and archival materials to relate a Jewish-German artist couple’s poignant, pre-WWII romance. Artfully weaving past and present, the docufiction hybrid centers on a father and his son’s search for the truth about his parents’ experiences during Hitler’s ascent. George Goldsmith (Ganz) recalls the events leading to his and his wife’s 1941 escape from Germany. Both gifted musicians, they could perform only as members of the Jewish Cultural Federation, a remarkable arts organization used by the Nazis as a propaganda tool. Using his eyes and voice to notable effect, Ganz masterfully portrays Goldsmith’s voyage of memory, based on NPR radio host Martin Goldsmith’s highly personal book detailing his search for ancestral history and homeland.