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2012 WIJFF - THE FLAT  

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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 Flat  is 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 Goldfinger  grandparents 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 relatives  revealing 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 flat  turns into a story about a national and private gripping history.

 

Israel, 2011

Hebrew, English, German  with English subtitles

97 minutes

Director: Arnon Goldfinger

Print Source: Ruth Diskin Films

 

AWARDS:

  • 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

 

NOMINATION:

  • Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011


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