Intent on moving to Berlin, a young Israeli woman clashes with her appalled father, the son of Holocaust survivors, in this German-Israeli animated production that employs shadowboxes as a visual conceit to explore collective memory and generational perspective.
This little-known story of Jewish teens and young adults who outlasted the Third Reich while hiding in Berlin, comes emotionally and vividly to life through an unusual hybrid docu-drama technique, to offer a powerful, uplifting message of resilience and courage.
Ranked among the greatest and most historically significant films, this is the unsparing, profoundly moving epic, a rigorous, sobering, accessible and artistically stunning Holocaust drama that continues to inspire with lessons of moral courage. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including for Best Picture, its black-and-white cinematography, and John Williams’ haunting score.
Classic Film Series