The Flat

The Flat

Directed by: Arnon Goldfinger

Friday, October 19 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

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The flat on the third floor of a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv was where filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger’s grandparents lived since they immigrated to Palestine in the 1930s. Were it not for the view from the windows, one might have thought that the flat was in Berlin. When his grandmother passed away at the age of 98 the family called to the flat to clear out what was left. Objects, pictures, letters and documents awaited us, revealing traces of a troubled and unknown past.

The film which begins with the emptying out of a flat develops into a riveting adventure, involving unexpected national interests, a friendship that crosses enemy lines, and deeply repressed family emotions. And even reveals some secrets that should have probably remained untold.

97 Minutes, In Hebrew, English and German with English subtitles

"One of the best movies of the year. It plays like a great mystery -- and it is. This is what a documentary should be -- smart, moving, profound and unpredictable. "
- Michael Moore,

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