The film reflects on the nature of time and memory and is based on the true story of Katia’s family escaping the build up to what became known as “The Slansky Trials”: the first explicitly anti-Semitic show trial in Eastern Europe. The film is constructed on Katia’s mother’s memories of escaping Czechoslovakia in 1951 at the age of four with her parents through the woods at night. The narrative blurs the line between fiction and documentary and explores the Jewish experience of exile. The film deploys a non-linear structure to express the consequences of war on civilians throughout their lives. By using real vintage artefacts from Czechoslovakia and photographs from important Jewish archives, “Triptych” highlights the significance that objects hold in bearing witness to the past and connecting future generations to that history. With millions of people displaced as a direct consequence of armed and political conflict at this present day, the film attempts to bring to light both a personal and global experience.

9 minutes
Katia Lom

Shown at

  1. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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