A Bottle In the Basement

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A Bottle In the Basement

In the winter of 1978 a Polish farmer demolishes a flight of stairs leading to his cellar and finds an old vodka bottle crammed with dozens of notes in Yiddish. Yaakov Gutterman, today an artist and teacher living in Kibbutz HaOgen, hears the news and is certain this is the bottle hidden by his father with the notes describing in detail what he witnessed during the Holocaust. The story of the search for these notes is also the story of 7-year-old Yaakov and his family’s six-year struggle to survive the war in Krakow.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2000

Director: Shmuel Imberman

Producer: Zvi Shefi, Colin Rozin

Cinematographer: Colin Rozin

Editor: Shenki Gottesdiner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Telad

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בקבוק במרתף

In the winter of 1978 a Polish farmer demolishes a flight of stairs leading to his cellar and finds an old vodka bottle crammed with dozens of notes in Yiddish. Yaakov Gutterman, today an artist and teacher living in Kibbutz HaOgen, hears the news and is certain this is the bottle hidden by his father with the notes describing in detail what he witnessed during the Holocaust. The story of the search for these notes is also the story of 7-year-old Yaakov and his family’s six-year struggle to survive the war in Krakow.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2000

 

Director: Shmuel Imberman

Producer: Zvi Shefi, Colin Rozin

Cinematographer: Colin Rozin

Editor: Shenki Gottesdiner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Telad

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בקבוק במרתף

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