• The Testament

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel/Austria | 88 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • The Testament

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel/Austria | 88 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • The Testament

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel/Austria | 88 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • The Testament

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel/Austria | 88 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • The Testament

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel/Austria | 88 minutes | World Cinema Now

Yoel is a senior Israeli Holocaust researcher, a historian with an unshakeable commitment to the truth. A shocking discovery among the evidence of his current case risks ruining his personal and professional life.

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January 4, 2018 12:30 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 12:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 14, 2018 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

A historian with an unshakeable commitment to the truth risks ruining his personal and professional life in this compelling, intelligent drama about secrets and identity.

Yoel, a senior Israeli Holocaust researcher, is in the midst of a legal battle with powerful forces in Austria, concerning a brutal WWII massacre of Jews in the village of Lensdorf. A major construction project is planned where the murders took place and Yoel suspects that the real aim is to bury the atrocity for good, though he has trouble finding conclusive evidence. To his shock and surprise, while examining classified testimonies of Holocaust survivors he finds a testimony given by his mother, a testimony he didn't know existed. In it, she confesses a substantial secret from her past. Now, as Yoel conducts a double investigation, both personal and scientific, he is trapped between walls of silence: denial of the massacre on the part of the Austrians, and his mother's silence regarding her past.

film details

Original Language Title: Ha'Edut
Country: Israel/Austria
Year: 2017
Running Time: 88 minutes
Language: English, German, Hebrew and Yiddish
Awards: Best Israeli Feature Film, Haifa International Film Festival
Director: Amichai Greenberg
Producers: Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir
Principal Cast: Ori Pfeffer, Rivka Gur, Hagit Dasberg, Orna Rotenberg, Ori Yaniv
Cinematographers: Moshe Mishali
Editor: Gilad Inbar
Music: Walter W. Cikan, Marnix Veenenbos
Screenwriter: Amichai Greenberg

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