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Florida Premiere

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Directed by Yael Reuveny

Germany-Israel | 96 minutes | 2013

Hebrew and German with English subtitles

Prepare to be captivated by the recipient of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa Film Festival. Sister and brother, Michla and Feiv’ke Schwarz, were supposed to reunite at the Lodz train station after WWII, but for tragic reasons they never did. The outcome of this incident affects the course of lives for generations to come, in the here and now: The children who struggle to deal with their parents' silence and their own unasked questions, and the grandchildren who are haunted by family secrets and forced to question their own identity. Filmmaker Yael Reuveny traces the uncanny story of three generations of a family in Germany and Israel, which ultimately evolves to a complex conclusion about the power of myths and our need to hold on to them.

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Yael Reuveny was born and raised in Israel. Her films have received several outstanding awards, including the Short Documentary Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Cottbus Discovery Award. Her debut feature film, Farwell, Herr Schwarz, recently won Best Documentary at the Haifa International Film Festival.
Foreign Title Heye Shalom, Peter Schwarz
Director Yael Reuveny
Countries of Production Germany-Israel
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) Hebrew and German with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 96 minutes
Principal Cast Yael Reuveny, Peter Schwartz, Etty Reuveny, Uwe Schwarz
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