Farewell, Herr Schwarz

2014, Documentary, 1h 36m

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Michla and Feiv'ke, a sister and brother, make a decision in 1945 that impacts the lives of generations to come.

Cast & Crew

Yael Reuveny
Screenwriter
Volker Bertelmann
Original Music
Andreas Köhler
Cinematographer
Nicole Kortlüke
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Assaf Lapid
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  • Interweaving multiple perspectives and three generations of family memories, Yael Reuveny's "Farewell Herr Schwarz" traces a Holocaust mystery with stumbling curiosity and endearing sincerity.

    January 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This fascinating autobiographical documentary explores the world of Holocaust survivors and their descendants with an unusual story.

    January 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An absorbing documentary that eloquently explores questions about forgiveness.

    January 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Farewell Herr Schwarz ends with tentative bonds of conciliation and family renewal, but the film offers no false answers to the terrible conundrum of remembering and forgetting catastrophe.

    January 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Reuveny's film unfolds with the amorphousness of memory, her family's story told in a way so personal that it feels more like a private genealogy project than a doc fit for the public.

    January 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The sobering quality that informs both the documentary's aesthetic and content largely suppresses any spontaneity or much-needed moments of levity.

    January 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Interweaving multiple perspectives and three generations of family memories, Yael Reuveny's "Farewell Herr Schwarz" traces a Holocaust mystery with stumbling curiosity and endearing sincerity.

    January 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This fascinating autobiographical documentary explores the world of Holocaust survivors and their descendants with an unusual story.

    January 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An absorbing documentary that eloquently explores questions about forgiveness.

    January 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Farewell Herr Schwarz ends with tentative bonds of conciliation and family renewal, but the film offers no false answers to the terrible conundrum of remembering and forgetting catastrophe.

    January 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Farewell, Herr Schwarz is of a kind with 2011's excellent The Flat...

    January 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A suspenseful, surprising and intriguing emotional journey.

    January 8, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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