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The Last Card

This film reveals the painful relationship between my 87-year-old mother and me, her son, who has suffered all his life from the silence that dominated our family. My mother’s silence always stood between us. It concealed secrets concerning our family story, during the Holocaust, and created a sense of distance and anger within me. The film is a first and last attempt to break this silence and it constitutes a fascinating emotional document of the relationship between mother and child, about memory, guilt and old age set against the backdrop of WWII and the effect it had on the lives of the survivors and their children.

Festivals and Awards:

European Grand Off for Best Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2008; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2008; Montreal International Film Festival, Canada, 2008

Director: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Producer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Production Company: Zen Productions

Cinematographer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Editor: Joelle Alexis

Soundtrack Editor: Michael Goorevich

Original Soundtrack: Adi Renert

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Script: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הגלויה האחרונה

This film reveals the painful relationship between my 87-year-old mother and me, her son, who has suffered all his life from the silence that dominated our family. My mother’s silence always stood between us. It concealed secrets concerning our family story, during the Holocaust, and created a sense of distance and anger within me. The film is a first and last attempt to break this silence and it constitutes a fascinating emotional document of the relationship between mother and child, about memory, guilt and old age set against the backdrop of WWII and the effect it had on the lives of the survivors and their children.

Festivals and Awards:

European Grand Off for Best Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2008; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2008; Montreal International Film Festival, Canada, 2008

Director: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Producer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Production Company: Zen Productions

Cinematographer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Editor: Joelle Alexis

Soundtrack Editor: Michael Goorevich

Original Soundtrack: Adi Renert

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Script: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הגלויה האחרונה

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