Arnaud Sauli / France 2016 / 76 min / HD / V.O.S.C.
[mini-icon icon=”time”] Thursday 20th september 18.00h GOETHE INSTITUT BARCELONA
[mini-icon icon=”time”] Sunday 30th september 16.30h, Sala Laya
[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”] Filmoteca de Catalunya – Sala Chomón and Sala Laya
[mini-icon icon=”play-circle”] Documentary
[mini-icon icon=”certificate”] Premiere in Spain
An elderly man is working tirelessly to revive the Jewish world lost in the Holocaust. His name is Aharon Appelfeld, and hebecame one of the greatest Jewish writers of our time. He is the latest Israeli writer who witnessed the Holocaust and more than forty books were published and translated all over the world.
Every day, through his murmuring voice and handwriting, the survivors, the children of Ukraine, the peasants of Yiddishland come alive in the tiny office of a Jerusalem apartment. Aharon Appelfeld, solitary, wants to fight this battle to his last breath.
But this solitude is disturbed by the encounter with a young woman. Her name is Valerie Zenatti and she is his translator in French. With her, life breathes into the apartment. For her, he will give shape to a literary and humanist inheritance, and will give it to her.
Aharon Appelfeld died in January 2018 in Jerusalem.
Presentation in charge of the director Arnaud Sauli and Maria Bohigas (September 20th)
In collaboration with Club Editor