Liebe Perla

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Liebe Perla

The fascinating story of the special friendship forged between two women: Perla Ubitsch, the last remnant of a family of dwarfs that survived Dr. Mengele’s cruel experiments in Auschwitz, and researcher Hannelore Witkovsky, a German Protestant born after the war. Filmed in both Germany and Israel, the documentary accompanies Hannelore on her quest to find a lost film made by Dr. Mengele featuring Perla and her siblings.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Script at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 1999; Best Documentary at the DocAviv International Film Festival, 1999; Best Documentary in the Tursak Film Festival, Istanbul, 2000; The Magnolia Prize for Best Documentary in the Humanities, International Film Festival of Shanghai, 2000; The ‘Masua’ Award for Best Documentry dealing with the Holocaust; Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA, 2000; Jewish Film Festival of New York, 2000; Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2000.

Director: Shahar Rozen

Producer: Edna Kowarsky

Production Company: Eden Productions

Cinematographer: Sharon de Mayo

Editor: Rebecca Yogev

Original Soundtrack: Effi Shoshani

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet, NDR - Germany

Distributor: Cinephil

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: פרלה יקירתי

The fascinating story of the special friendship forged between two women: Perla Ubitsch, the last remnant of a family of dwarfs that survived Dr. Mengele’s cruel experiments in Auschwitz, and researcher Hannelore Witkovsky, a German Protestant born after the war. Filmed in both Germany and Israel, the documentary accompanies Hannelore on her quest to find a lost film made by Dr. Mengele featuring Perla and her siblings.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Script at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 1999; Best Documentary at the DocAviv International Film Festival, 1999; Best Documentary in the Tursak Film Festival, Istanbul, 2000; The Magnolia Prize for Best Documentary in the Humanities, International Film Festival of Shanghai, 2000; The ‘Masua’ Award for Best Documentry dealing with the Holocaust; Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA, 2000; Jewish Film Festival of New York, 2000; Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2000.

Director: Shahar Rozen

Producer: Edna Kowarsky

Production Company: Eden Productions

Cinematographer: Sharon de Mayo

Editor: Rebecca Yogev

Original Soundtrack: Effi Shoshani

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet, NDR - Germany

Distributor: Cinephil

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: פרלה יקירתי

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