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TO LIFE! (Germany)
November 7, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE
When young drifter Jonas (Max Riemelt) begins a friendship with ageing and isolated Ruth (Hannelore Elsner), their two lives become intimately intertwined. Raised in postwar Germany, Ruth, an ex-cabaret Yiddish performer with a suppressed life force, is struggling with moving into a retirement complex. Wandering throughout the city doing menial jobs, young Jonas tries to avoid being tied down. Mixed with flashbacks of Ruth’s sultry Yiddish musical performances, AUF DAS LEBEN! TO LIFE! follows the two as they embark on an emotional journey to find the strength to embrace the next stages of their lives. … Toronto Film Festival
Starring: Hannelore Elsner (“Last Mentsch”, “Cherry Blossoms”) and Max Riemelt (“The German Friend”)
Writer: Stephen Glantz
Director: Uwe Janson
Running time: 86 min.
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Language: German w|English Subtitles
FESTIVALS: Canada: Montréal World Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival; Israel, Haifa Film Festival; Argentina, Buenos Aires German Film Festival; USA: Berlin and Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco; Berkshire International Film Festival, MA; Stony Brook Film Festival, LI; Rochester International Jewish Film Festival, NY; Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, CA
Official Website w|Trailer and Press Kit: http://www.menemshafilms.com/life