Die Verlorene Zeit
Germany/Poland/US, 2011, feature
English, German and Polish with English subtitles
Director: Anna Justice
Inspired by actual events, this is a film about courage, survival, loss and love. A remarkable love story blossomed in 1944 in the middle of the terror of a German concentration camp in Poland. Hannah and Tomasz are lovers in a place that epitomizes the opposite of love. In a daring escape, the young Polish political prisoner rescues his Jewish lover, who has discovered she is pregnant. But smoldering anti-Semitism and the chaos of the end of the war forces the lovers apart and each is convinced that the other has died. More than 30 years later in New York City, the happily married woman believes she sees her dead lover in an interview on television. Overwhelmed by emotion, she cannot bring herself to tell her American husband or daughter about it. But she cannot stop herself…she must begin to search for him.
SPECIAL GUESTS Anna Justice, Director (Max Minsky and Me WJFF 2008) and Pamela Katz, Screenwriter, in conversation with Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
CO-SPONSORED BY the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goethe-Institut Washington and the Embassy of Poland
Your ticket for the screening of Remembrance includes the Closing Night reception following the film at the DCJCC