SynopsisA film about 3 generations of silence and remembering today. In his film, Marcel Kolvenbach follows the footsteps of his grandmother's first husband: the Jew Fritz Kann. He was deported in 1942 - exactly 9 months before the birth of the filmmaker's father - and murdered by the Nazis in Izbica. Is Marcel Kolvenbach Fritz Kann's grandson or does he owe his existence to the fact that Fritz Kann was deported and murdered? The search for the deportees leads from a former slaughterhouse in Düsseldorf to a journey via Poland to Argentina and back to East Berlin. The choreography by Israeli dancer Reuth Shemesh creates an imaginary space that reinterprets the gaps in family history, captured by visual artist Katja-Rivas Pinzón.
SEARCHING FOR FRITZ KANN is a production of publicnomad productions and will be released in cinemas by Real Fiction. The documentary film has already been shown at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Polish International Film Festival, among others, and the soundtrack by Cassis B Staudt was nominated for the German Documentary Film Music Prize. The film was awarded with the main prize LÜDIA at the Lünen cinema festival and will be released in cinemas on January 12th.