The Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre is pleased to support a number of Holocaust-themed films as part of the 22nd Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival taking place 13-21 November 2021.
These public screenings will take place in person at Asia Society Hong Kong Center at 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. Please see the list below for film descriptions.
We hope you will be able to join us this year. Please visit the film festival website hereand get your tickets through thislink!
Supported Films 2021
Love It Was Not (Sunday, 14 November, 6:45pm)
Flamboyant and in the prime of her life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman and finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking certain execution if caught, their forbidden relationship went on until her liberation in 1945. When a letter arrives thirty years later from Wunsch’s wife, begging Helena to testify on Wunsch’s behalf, she is faced with an impossible decision. Will she help the man who brutalised so many lives, but saved hers?
The Auschwitz Report (Monday, 15 November, 7:00pm)
The Auschwitz Report follows Freddy and Valér, two Slovakian Jewish men on their agonizing attempt to escape the concentration camp. Each day they watch, count, and document the number of prisoners delivered to the camp, as well as the daily death toll, in order compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide they witness at the camp. Starving and injured, the brave pair escape and forge ahead to deliver their proof of rampant genocide to leaders of the Red Cross. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their allies are reluctant to believe their account. A harrowing film based on true events that will leave audiences forever changed.
The flourishing area of Muranów in Warsaw was once a place of hardship and death – it housed the Warsaw ghetto. Today, it is a spacious green neighbourhood built out from the rubble of the war. The Polish residents claim that Jewish ghosts live in Muranów and wander the streets they once lived in. Some believe the ghosts are literal – while others regard them in metaphorical terms, serving as a reminder of the life, culture and traditions of the Jewish people who are buried beneath the ground.