Spring Chicken

Anny Junek, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, loves dressing up for the Jewish holiday of Purim. In fact, she’s the three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home's annual costume contest (as a bride, a Smurf, a doctor, and a handyman). She basks in the element of surprise and never reveals her costume before the contest. After losing her parents in Auschwitz and surviving Bergen-Belsen, Anny moved from Austria to Mexico where she raised her family. Now a great-grandmother in Israel, Anny and her family have hatched a plan for a fourth win. Spring Chicken is a documentary short which follows Anny as she celebrates life's small moments and finds beauty in the most unexpected places.

Year:
2016
Length:
12 minutes
Country:
Director:
Tamir Elterman
Genre:
Poster for Spring Chicken

Shown at

  1. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2018
  3. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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