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FAMILY LOVE - MY GRANDPA, NAZISM AND ME (NESTWÄRME - MEIN OPA, DER NATIONALSOZIALISMUS UND ICH)

FAMILY LOVE - MY GRANDPA, NAZISM AND ME
© Hildegart Esser

An inherited family treasure trove of photos and film footage show the director's grandfather in southern Germany in the 1940s. In one clip, the grandfather is briefly seen at a funfair wearing a swastika on his jacket.
How is our perception of a loved one changed through a symbol that stands for murder by the millions? How can photos and film footage, memories and archival material, be pieced together to form a coherent picture?
A struggle for memory - and a search whose persistence ultimately ruffles some feathers in the family.
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2022
Director Eric Esser
Screenplay Eric Esser, Evelyn Rack
Cinematography Julia Geiß, Florian Baumgarten
Producers Eric Esser, Simon Stein
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in co-production with RBB
Runtime 95 min
Format 1:1.85
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals 43. Max Ophüls Award Saarbrücken 2022
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

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