SAT, NOV 24, 7pm:
An MBC Premiere Presentation
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Premiere Engagement!
Documentary directed by ARNON GOLDFINGER/Israel/2012/97mins.
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades after immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger undertook the complex process of making sense of the accumulated ephemera of a lifetime. In the process, he began to uncover clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story: a chronicle of the unexpected yet inevitable ethical ambiguities and repressed emotions that arise when everyday friendships suddenly cross enemy lines. In his award-winning, emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints his grandparents left behind to investigate long-buried family secrets and unravel the mystery of their painful past. The result is a moving family portrait and an insightful look at the ways different generations deal with the memory of the Holocaust.
The Israeli AcademyAward ("Ophir") Best Documentary
The Bavarian Film Award Best Documentary
The JerusalemFilm Festival Award Best Director of a Documentary
The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum Awards
Best Film, Best Director, and Best Research
TorontoJewish Film Festival Best Documentary
Krakow Film Festival FIPRESCI Award
Traverse City Film Festival Jury Prize
"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-in other words, what we look for in a great film. The Flat is all of that and more."-Michael Moore