AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND
Dir. Assaf Machnes
(16min, Israel/Poland/UK, 2012)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative Short
Roy, a young Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip between death camps and memorials. However, for Roy, Holocaust remembrance is not the only purpose of the journey; Roy fancies a girl from his class called Vered. Torn between his society’s obsession with its past and his friends’ obsession with sex, Roy’s attempts to win Vered’s affection create an ambiguous story constantly shifting from the tragic to the entertaining.
Part of the Spotlight on Polish Cinema. Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
||Assaf Machnes directed Auschwitz on my Mind. Assaf completed his studies at the Met film school in London, earning a BA with first class honours in practical filmmaking, specializing in cinematography.