The Flat

The flat, on the third floor of a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv, was where my grandparents lived since they immigrated to Palestine. Were it not for the view from the windows, one might name throught that the flat was in Berlin. There it was, furnished with heavy European pieces, with the best of German literature, and laden with layers of dust and history. And then, at age 98, my grandmother died and we were called to the flat to empty up what was left. Objects, pictures, letters, and documents awaited us, revealing the complex lives of my grandparents Gerda and Kurt Tuchler, as well as traces of a troubled and painful past. Suddenly, I found myself going through every drawer, trying to make sense of the hints left behind. What is the importance of knowing one’s family history? Is it just a heavy and unnecessary burden? The answer probably lies within every person. In my family’s case, this question never came up. To be honest, we never discussed anything about the past. That is, until we opened the closets…. The film develops into a riveting adventure, involving unexpected national interests, a friendship that crosses enemy lines, and deeply repressed family emotions. And even reveals some secrets that should have probably remained untold.… http://www.jff.org.il/?CategoryID=745&ArticleID=1052

Original title:
Ha'Dira
Year:
2011
Length:
97 minutes
Country:
Director:
Arnon Goldfinger
Poster for The Flat

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 11th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 12th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Ann Arbor) - 2013
  4. 12th Annual San Antonio Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. 13th Festival of Israeli Cinema in Paris - 2013
  6. 15th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2013
  7. 15th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  8. 17th Annual Israeli Film Festival (Philadelphia) - 2013
  9. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  10. 19th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2013
  11. 6th JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2013
  12. 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  13. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  14. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  15. Festival de Cine Judío de Barcelona - 2013
  16. Gainesville Jewish Film Fest - 2013
  17. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  18. Jerusalem Film Festival - 2011
  19. Jewish Motifs International Film Festival - 2013
  20. Long Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  21. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  22. Zsido Film Fesztival - 2015

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