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UK Premiere: Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter (15) (LC) + Pre-Recorded ScreenTalk (Online)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

A still from Tacheles - The Heart of the Matter

Three generations removed from the Holocaust, Yaar is a young Jewish Berliner desperate to leave the past behind.

He develops a computer game set in 1940s Germany featuring a young Jewish girl based on his grandmother, Rina, which enables Jews to defend themselves, and Nazis to act humanely. Yaar’s father is shocked, and the work opens old family wounds left unaddressed for generations. 

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter follows the journey of this family’s painful confrontation with history that will forever change Yaar’s relationships with his father, and explores with growing self-awareness how trauma of survivors is inherited, asking the burning question from the perspective of a 21 year old: what does the Holocaust have to do with me?

This rental includes a pre-recorded ScreenTalk with filmmakers Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm, film participant Yaar, and Wenzel Michalski, Germany Director, HRW. 

Germany 2020 Dir Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm 104 min

In German, Hebrew and English, with English subtitles

LC = Locally classified

This film contains Holocaust themes and imagery, discrimination, racism, references to abuse, violence, torture and rape which viewers may find distressing.

Available to watch on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival streaming platform from Thu 17 Mar at 12:01am, to Fri 25 March at 11:59pm.

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