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Voices of the Attic

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, History, Biography, Essay, and Arts
Synopsis

When Vera Bondy came to Montréal in 1953, she had already decided to leave her past behind, to become a "normal" person again. She enjoys living in this lively city and appreciates it for its cultural diversity and the omnipresence of the arts. Art, she says, is good company.

But over the years she has realized that time doesn't heal, and the past becomes more present every day. Until it finally appears again in the very concrete form of "Hlas Pudy": a magazine written by children in the Terezín ghetto in 1944 – the editor being Vera's then 12-year-old sister, Mariana Kornová.

"Voices of the Attic" is a portrait of a fascinating woman, an essay on remembering, and a tribute to a precious and haunting work of art.

(Complete film in English on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/15088572. Please contact me for password.)

Stage
finished
Running time
18 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HFF MUC/L'inis
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Montréal, Canada

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Festival des Films du Monde, Montréal 2010
Language
English and Czech
Subtitles
English, French, German

Photos

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