Sun, Feb 11|
"LOVE IT WAS NOT" Join us for a discussion about the movie together with the director Maya Sarfaty a link to watch the movie will be sent to people who have registered a week before he event.
Time & Location מתי והיכן
Feb 11, 2024, 1:00 PM EST
About the Event פרטים נוספים
Love, It Was Not is a tragic love story between a prisoner and a Nazi. Beautiful and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking execution if caught, they went on with their forbidden relationship until the war ended and the camp was liberated.
Thirty years later, a letter arrives from Wunsch's wife asking Helena to “return the favor”-- testify on Wunsch's behalf. Faced with an impossible decision, Helena must choose. Will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers?
BEST ISRAELI FILM
DOCAVIV FESTIVAL 2020
“Rare in its powerful dramatic effect, this story unfolds before the viewers as they are led with confidence to meet captivating characters, experience superb editing, and discover brilliantly-treated archive footage. From beginning to end, the film balances the thin line between aggressor and victim, while managing to capture the horrors of war, present moving, living testimonies, explore the themes of memory and forgetting, and raise poignant questions about the deceptive power of love.”