Unique Holocaust trilogy to be shown at cinematheques

A unique trilogy seeks to re-tell the history of the Holocaust with objects and even one dog.

By
February 4, 2018 20:13
1 minute read.
Unique Holocaust trilogy to be shown at cinematheques

‘SHOES’ STARTS out with a pair of women’s shoes in a store window and follows their journey all the way to Auschwitz (pictured).. (photo credit: PUBLICDOMAINPICTURES.NET)

The innovative trilogy of Holocaust films, Witnesses, presented by the MAVO Project, will be screened at the Jerusalem Cinematheque on February 8 at 8 p.m. The films are in Russian with English and Hebrew titles.

There will also be screenings in Haifa at the Rappaport Center on February 6 and at the Gesher Theater in Tel Aviv on February 10.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The trilogy is being screened to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which took place on January 27, and ahead of Israel’s Yom HaShoah in April.

The films are directed by the Russian/ Ukrainian director, Konstantin Fam. He has a Vietnamese father and a Jewish mother, who lost relatives in the Holocaust. The first film in the trilogy, Shoes, starts out with a pair of women’s shoes in a store window and follows their journey all the way to Auschwitz. The second film, Brutus, tells the story of a German shepherd named Brutus got into concentration camp and turned from a harmless pet dog into a killer. The third film, Violin, traces the path of a violin starting from when it is built in Nuremberg, through several owners – including Jews in Germany – and finally to Israel.


Related Content

June 20, 2018
Israel welcomed US withdrawal from biased UNHRC

By TOVAH LAZAROFF