FAREWELL HERR SCHWARZ

היה שלום פטר שווארץ / SCHNEE VON GESTERN

By Yael REUVENY

BLACK SHEEP FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013


    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Yael REUVENY
    • Writer(s)
    • Yael REUVENY
    • Producer(s)
    • Naomi LEVARI (Black Sheep Film Productions), Saar YOGEV (Black Sheep Film Productions), Melanie ANDERNACH (Made in Germany Filmproduction GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz, sister and brother, could have re-met in Lodz in
      1945. But they didn't. She migrated to a Jewish state in the Middle East and
      founded a family there, while he returned to East Germany, changed his name
      to Peter, married a German woman and lived the rest of his life in the camp
      where he was once a prisoner. But they are just the beginning.
      The outcome of their decision effects the course of whole lives, for generations
      to come, here and now: Their children, who struggle to deal with their parents'
      silence and their own unasked questions. Their grandchildren who are haunted
      by family secrets and forced to question their own identity. Two families, in
      Germany and Israel, not knowing about each other for years, are strangely
      mirrored.
      “Farewell, Herr Schwarz” is an epic documentary by Yael Reuveny, the
      granddaughter of Michla Schwarz. A film about stories that can be inherited
      like the color of your eyes. A personal journey between Israel and Germany.
      1 missed-meeting, 2 families, 3 generations.
    • Partners & financing
    • Channel 8, Israel
      WDR
      BKM – Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
      Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
      Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
      Filmförderung Hamburg – Schleswig-Holstein
      The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts – Cinema Project
      with the participation of the Leon Recanati Foundation
      Supported by the Cultural Administration, Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport
      The Israel Film Council
      DEFA – Stiftung
      Stiftung ZURÜCKGEBEN
      IDFAcademy
      Greenhouse –
      A mediterranean project for the development of feature-lenght documentaries
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