Voices of the Attic
- Human Rights, History, Biography, Essay, and Arts
When Vera Bondy came to MontrÃ©al 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 TerezÃn ghetto in 1944 â€“ the editor being Vera's then 12-year-old sister, Mariana KornovÃ¡.
"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.)
- Running time
- 18 minutes
- Magdalena Hutter ... Director, Director of Photography, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- HFF MUC/L'inis
- Years of Production
- MontrÃ©al, Canada
- Release year
- Festival des Films du Monde, MontrÃ©al 2010
- English and Czech
- English, French, German
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