Documentaries

LES DEUX VIES D'EVA (OMEU)

TWO LIFES OF EVA, THE
Esther Hoffenberg
FRA 2005
85min
V'05

Eva, my mother, a Polish woman of German-Protestant culture, was brought up in the high industrialist bourgeoisie of Sosnowiec. She left Poland when the Soviets arrived in 1945. It was in post-war Germany that she met Sam, a survivor from the Warsaw ghetto. She left with him for Paris. In marrying Sam, Eva also married his story and identity and said good-bye to her own. As a couple, my parents grew increasingly happy until 1970, when Eva had her first fit of delirium. In 1978, she lived through a second attack and began to tell me about the young girl she was before she met my father. She revealed her tortured conscience regarding her German identity during the war. The film is built around this recording and my mothers autobiographical thoughts. Close friends and cousins also helped to enrich this story of a tragic destiny. (Esther Hoffenberg)

The film will also be screened in the german language version.

Credits
  • Esther Hoffenberg
  • Benjamin Bober
  • Laurent Fénart
  • Anne Weil
  • Françoise Arnaud
Les Films du Poisson 54 rue René Boulanger 75010 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 02 54 80 contact@filmsdupoisson.com

Les Films du Poisson 54 rue René Boulanger 75010 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 02 54 80, contact@filmsdupoisson.com

Video (Betacam SP)
bwcol
Related Movies