“You spent fifty weeks a year trying to assimilate and two weeks a year going back to your roots.”
Still Alive (Noch Am Leben)
A mother tells her daughter the tale of madness born from the Holocaust.
Through the ghetto to cradling her dying sister, Eva Nagler left her mind on the beaches of the Baltic Sea during one of the largest death marches of the war. Being only one of two survivors out of 60,000, we see vignettes of her perspective- distorted, romantic and affected by the muffled memories.
Narrated by her great-niece, the story captures a snapshot of the cold reality of war and its terrible lingering aftermath.
Winner of the inaugural JIFF Short Film Fund, Still Alive screens with all sessions of Past Life.
8 mins / English
Director — Anita Lester