Martin Goldsmith never knew what happened to his parents before they escaped from Germany in 1941. Over a weekend, he confronts his father, and we are brought back to the complex and confusing 1930s. His parents, talented musicians, are only able to perform as members of the Jewish Cultural Federation, an extraordinary artistic organization fully controlled by the Reich Chamber of Culture. Featuring Bruno Ganz as Goldsmith’s father in his final performance, this film to all intents and purposes seems like a documentary but is in fact a masterful recreation of Goldsmith’s book ”The Inextinguishable Symphony.”
Film: 90 minutes
Directors: Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Production countries: Denmark, Germany
Purchase Martin Goldsmith’s book, on which the film is based.