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Kapo in Jerusalem

1946. A pair of Auschwitz survivors arrives in Jerusalem. Bruno is a doctor and Sarah a pianist. They are trying to rehabilitate their lives and love in a city under siege during the War of Independence.

Upon their arrival, a rumor spreads that Bruno was a sadistic bloc head (“Kapo”) in Auschwitz who abused prisoners and even killed a few. Bruno struggles for his life, his reputation and the principles according to which he acted. Doubt begins to nibble away at Sarah’s heart, while she tries her best to believe in him and support him.

In a different, minimalist cinematic language, the survivors reveal their struggle for humanity in the death camps and go through a soul search that is still relevant today.”Kapo in Jerusalem” is a journey into the past that Sarah, Bruno and those around them undergo, a journey through the gradually fading memory into the human and the monstrous, the compassionate and the cruel, the intimate and the ideological, in Auschwitz and after it.

 


 

Yezira Ivrit & EZ Films present:

 


 

By Uri Barbash ( Israel 2015 )

 


 

Materials

 

Kapo In Jerusalem - Photos (8.0 MiB)

Kapo In Jerusalem - Poster (5.2 MiB)

 


 

Festivals

 

• Goa International Film Festival  India ( November 2015 )

• Australia Jewish Film Festival – Australia ( November 2015 )

• Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival – Israel ( December 2015 ) [ Honorable Mention ]

• Festival of Tolerance Zagreb – Croatia ( April 2016 )

• Quad Cities Jewish Film Festival – USA/Illinois ( April 2016 )

• Toronto Jewish Film Festival – Canada ( May 2016 )

• Edmonton Jewish Film Festival – Canada ( May 2016 )

• Warsaw Jewish Motifs – Poland ( May 2016 ) [ Audience Award ]

• London Seret Film Festival – UK ( June 2016 )

• Berlin Seret Film Festival – Germany ( September 2016 )

• Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival – Hong Kong ( October 2016 )

• Saint Louis International Film Festival – USA/Missouri ( November 2016 )

• Chabad Synagogue – USA/Florida ( January 2017 )

• Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival – USA/Arizona ( February 2017 )

• San Diego Jewish Film Festival – USA/California ( February 2017 )

• Palm Beach Israeli Film Series – USA/Florida ( March 2017 )