An intense, stylized film adaptation of a play about the way in which the Holocaust is passed on from generation to generation. The bitterly ironic triptych begins as a surreal reminder of the Second World War and ends in modern Berlin, where the old wounds are far from healed.
From the creator of Pieces of a Woman, Jupiter’s Moon, White God, Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project and Delta. In the first part of this triptych, a baby miraculously survives Auschwitz. In the next part, this Eva is the mother of Léna, who resists the Jewish survival mentality. The drama ends with the love story of Jonas, the teenage grandson who is in love with Yasmin in present-day Berlin. The pain and the stigmas are passed on from generation to generation, from Eva to Léna to Jonas. Kata Wéber’s personal play has been transformed into powerful, daring images by Kornél Mundruczó, with a stunning mise-en-scene. Memory and identity turn out to be as fluid as the water that connects the three parts.