A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished

Yael Hersonski, Israel, 2010DigiBeta, B&W, 89'

This film is the quest for the truth behind one of the most mysterious Nazi propaganda films ever shot in the Warsaw Ghetto. The film, which was shot just a short time before the deportation of the ghetto inhabitants, is a rough first draft of a silent film that juxtaposes meticulously staged scenes of Jews enjoying a life of luxury in the ghetto, with other chilling images that required no staging at all.

06 August, Kino në Kala, 20:15

International Documentary Competition

Director: Yael Hersonski
Producer: Noemi Schory, Itay Ken Tor
Cinematographer: Itay Ne'eman
Editor: Joëlle Alexis
Sound: Aviv Aldema

Director's Biography

Born in Israel, 1976. Has been working as a freelance director and editor since graduating with high honors from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School seven years ago. After serving as the content editor of the chief weekly documentary program of Channel 10, which won the Israeli Academy Award for the best documentary television program in 2004, she currently edits documentary and fictional drama programs for Israeli television. A Film Unfinished is her first feature documentary film.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Editing Award – Sundance Film Festival, USA. Berlin Film Festival, Germany. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, UK. Best International Feature Award – Hot Docs 2010, Canada. Planete Doc Review, Poland.


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