An Evening of Shorts

Featuring the following Short Films: The Transfer, Toyland, The Little Dictator & Maydeleh and the Prisoner

March 21, 2018 at Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel

6:00 p.m. Private Reception, 7 p.m. Films, followed by Speaker

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Toyland

Short Film / Germany / 2007

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank

Running Time: 14 minutes

German

 

About The Film

Winter 1942. A small town in Germany. Despite her good neighbourly relations with the Silbersteins, Marianne Meissner has certain difficulties to be really behind them in those dangerous times. Marianne's son Heinrich entertains a close friendship with David, the son of the Silbersteins. He manages to live simply as good friends with David. In Heinrich's child-like, naïve world there is no such thing as Jew or Jewish. Both boys have piano lessons with David’s father and often play duets together on the piano. The deportation of the Silbersteins is imminent. What can Marianne tell her son? For his sake in order to protect him she tries to make him believe that the neighbors are going on a journey to Toyland. Heinrich believes his mother. A mother does not tell lies. One morning Heinrich has disappeared. The Silbersteins too. Panic-stricken Marianne storms out of the house looking for her son. Of course she knew that there is no such thing as Toyland, just as the whole nation knew what happened to Jewish citizens. Marianne wants to rescue her son.

The Little Dictator

Short Film / Israel / 2015

Director: Nurith Cohn

Running Time: 28 minutes

Hebrew

 

About The Film

Professor Yossi Kleinmann is an uncharismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. At a Sabbath weekend celebrating the 90th birthday of his wife's grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi suddenly finds himself in an unexpected situation which forces him to confront history, his family and himself.

The Transfer  

Short Film / Israel / 2017

Director: Michael Grudsky

Running Time: 22 minutes

Hebrew

 

About The Film

Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young Officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.

Maydeleh and the Prisoner

Short Film / USA/Israel / 2017

Director: Maya Ben Yair

Running Time: 28 minutes

English

 

About The Film

An elderly holocaust survivor relapses into childhood trauma as a foreign caretaker moves in with him.