BRUNDIBAR revisited

a film by Douglas Wolfsperger

BRUNDIBAR revisited

2014 | 83:00 min

Original Title:
WIEDERSEHEN MIT BRUNDIBAR

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Documentary
Synopsis
Holocaust? Again? That’s the first reaction of the members of the youth
theatre company at Berliner Schaubühne when they hear about their newest
project. They shall play the children’s opera ‘Brundibár‘, famous for its being
performed at the concentration camp in Terezín/Theresienstadt.
This is not a highly theoretical history lesson at school, and so they are
thrown into the maelstrom of history when they travel to Terezín to learn
about the terrors of the Third Reich and the place where Brundibár played
such a crucial role. The group is accompagnied by Greta Klingsberg, a charismatic
old lady from Israel and one of the few survivors of the original cast of
‘Brundibár‘. She takes the youngsters on a trip back in time and slowly, they
start questioning their attitude towards German history.
Festivals/Awards
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2014 (Uraufführung)
Festival deutschsprachiger Filme Prag 2014
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2014
Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2014
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest 2014
Kinofest Lünen 2014
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2014
Miami Jewish Film Festival 2015
FIPA Biarritz, 2015
Berlinale 2015
Washington Jewish Film Festival 2015
Jewish International Film Festival Australien 2015
Finále Pilsen 2015
Zlín Film Festival 2015
Giffoni Film Festival 2015
German Film Fest Paris 2015
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2015
Ale Kino! Poznan 2015
Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2016
Cast and Crew
  • Director Douglas Wolfsperger
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