Blog ESSAYS, REFLECTIONS

24. Mai 2022 Essay by Harry Bros

HEDDY HONIGMANN (1951-2022)

“I’m interested in stories about survival,” says filmmaker Heddy Honigmann, herself a child of Holocaust survivors (1951-2022). The Peruvian-Dutch filmmaker has created a rich body of films that tackles the complex themes of resilience, exile, memory, and love in a compassionate yet never complacent manner.

 

Our tribute presents two of her distinctive documentaries in combination with two feature films that celebrate further facets of her skills. Harry Bos of the Centre Pompidou in Paris honors the director, who has influenced generations of documentary filmmakers, in an essay. 

 

31. Mai 2022 Intro Essay by Jesse Cumming

Twisted Tales: Power and Performance in Mutzenbacher and Rewind & Play

In Ruth Beckermann's Mutzenbacher and Alain Gomis' Rewind & Play, the filmmakers push perennially fraught dynamics of power into particularly layered and knotty territory, and consider the active role of the audience.