Seamlessly incorporating animation that brings Hans and Margret to life, Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s debut documentary charts the creation and journey of Curious George, and celebrates the Reys’ extraordinary creative collaboration amidst the chaos of a world at war.
“For everyone who had a Jewish grandmother, or wanted one, there’s Oma & Bella to help them remember.” — Variety
Holocaust survivors and Berlin residents, Regina (Oma) Karolinski and Bella Katz, have been inseparable friends for two generations. Creating food for the soul in their kitchen using traditional recipes, their love of these home-cooked dishes is the only remaining visceral link to a childhood cruelly stolen during World War Two. Made by Oma’s granddaughter, Alexa Karolinski, this touching documentary follows these courageous and spirited women through their daily lives as they share their stories and a love of food.
75 min / Yiddish, German (English subtitles)
Director — Alexa Karolinski
Category — Women on Film