| film screening, Washington, DC
co-sponsored by the Washington Jewish Film Festival
Vielleicht in einem anderen Leben / In another Lifetime
April 1945: a group of Hungarian Jews is led through an Austrian village. They are supposed to go to Mauthausen, but have to stop in the village for a few days. Unable to proceed, the Jews are locked into barn of a local family. Affected by their suffering, the owner of the barn Mrs. Fasching and her Farmhand Poldi take pity on the Jews and bring them food and water. Among the group of captivated Jews is Lou Gandolf, an opera singer. He offers to mount an operetta as a thank you gesture for Mrs. Fasching, which doesn't sit too well with Mr. Fasching and the rest of the village.
Vielleicht in einem anderen Leben was directed by Austrian director, screenwriter, TV presenter and radio host Elisabeth Scharang. The story is based on the stage play Jedem das Seine by Austrian playwrights Silke Hassler and Peter Turrini. Elisabeth Scharang makes the difficult transition to fiction filmmaking look easy as she tackles the already challenging subject of the closing days of World War II. Her fictional feature debut pulls no punches in this story of compassion and strength in one of humanity's darkest hours.
Tuesday March 13 | 7:30 pm | Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington DC 20008
Admission free, RSVP required: www.acfdc.org/events-registration or (202) 895-6776, for more information go to: www.washingtondcjcc.org