A German Grandchild's Funeral| 10mins
Director: Silke Mansholt | Producer: Silke Mansholt
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United Kingdom
A young German woman arrives in England and soon realizes that there is more to being German than being German. The memory of the Second World War is much more alive on the British island than it is in Germany. When an English landlady tells her that it is not a problem that she is German, she understands that she might have a problem. The narrative sends the viewer onto an intimate, humorous and moving journey, witnessing the German woman dying to the past. Encountering the English, the German in England, her dreams, her mind, Hitler himself and finally death, she is determined to discover her ultimate truth. Story telling, visual art come-to-life imagery and montages of early film archive material are put together in a captivating mix.