Israel / Austria 2020, 86 min, Hebrew, English and German, Hebrew subtitles

A tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking a certain execution if caught, their forbidden relationship went on until her miraculous liberation.
But when a letter arrives from Wunsch’s wife, thirty years later, begging Helena to testify on Wunsch’s behalf, she’s faced with an impossible decision: will she help the man who brutalised so many lives, but saved hers, along with some of the people closest to her?

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  • Premiere | Thu 03.09 at 19:30

  • Sold Out!

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Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Maya Sarfaty in conversation with Yael Shuv.

    Tue 08.09 at 18:00

Director: Maya Sarfaty
Production: Nir Sa'ar, Kurt Langbein
Editing: Sharon Yaish
Cinematography: Itay Gross, Ziv Berkovich
Music: Paul Gallister

Source: Cinephil

Supporters & Broadcasters: Yes Docu, Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, מפעל הפיס, ORF, Austrian Film Institute, ועדת התביעות, The AVI CHAI Foundation, SWR, Filmfonds Wien


Maya Sarfaty was born in 1982 in Israel.
Her graduation documentary has won the gold medal from The Student Academy Award in Los Angeles, and other works presented worldwide in prominent venues among them La Biennale di Venezia and the International Film Festival in Busan, Korea.

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