In order to animate and lift the spirit during these uncertain times the Leo Baeck Institute London is once more delighted to invite you to join our LBI Film Club. This online project offers interesting and thought-provoking fiction films linked to the German-Jewish and Israeli experience which we hope you will enjoy.
The LBI Film Club’s fourth offering is:
Hanna’s Journey (Germany/Israel, 2013)
Ambitious Berliner Hanna (Karoline Schuch) decides that if she is going to succeed in business, she will need some volunteer service on her CV. So she heads to Israel to work with the disabled. Itay (Doron Amit), the Israeli social worker supervising her volunteer work, picks on her with cynical comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. Hanna initially reacts with rejection, but as her interest in her own family history grows, so does her attraction to Itay. Probing the effects of the Holocaust’s looming shadow on third generation Israelis and Germans, the film skilfully weaves the personal and the political, illustrating how they are inextricably linked.
Further LBI Film Club screenings will be announced via our LBI website, Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London), Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), and Twitter (@lbi_london) in the future. Please keep checking!