The Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival are proud to co-present all of our screenings of The Flat, winner of the 2012 David A Stein Award.
SYNOPSIS: The Flatis one of the most captivating and noteworthy documentary films to be made in Israel in the last few years. The flat on the third floor of a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv was where director Arnom Goldfingergrandparents lived since they immigrated to Palestine in the 1930s. Were it not for the view from the windows, one might have thought that the flat was in Berlin. When Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away at the age of 98, the family was called to the flat to clear out what was left. Objects, pictures, letters and documents awaited the relativesrevealing traces of a troubled and unknown past. The film which begins with the emptying out of a flat, develops into a riveting adventure, involving unexpected national interests, a friendship that crosses enemy lines, and deeply repressed family emotions. It even reveals some secrets that should have probably remained untold. In this important and fascinating film, a small flatturns into a story about a national and private gripping history.
Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles
Director: Arnon Goldfinger
Print Source: Ruth Diskin Films
Best Documentary, Bavarian Film Awards, 2011
Best Documentary, Award of the Israeli Film Academy, 2011
Best Director of a Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival,2011
Best Film, Best Director, Best Research, Israeli Documentary Filmakers Forum Awards, 2011
Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011
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