Event details

Followed by a Q&A with director Jacob Berger and writer Aude Py.

Attending this event

Jacob Berger

Jacob Berger is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. After studying at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a first short film titled A Name for Her Desire, Berger filmed his first full-length motion picture, Angels, in Barcelona, with Steve Weber, Belinda Becker, Féodor Atkine and Angela Molina. The film was presented for official competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1990.
In 1991 he produced a TV movie, Jour Blanc, in the Swiss Alps with Heinz Benent, Jean-Yves Berteloot et Fabienne Périneau. The film won the Prix de la Fiction at the Antibes Film Festival. His latest film, Un Juif pour l’exemple’ has its UK premiere at this year’s UK International Jewish Film Festival.

Aude Py

After studying philosophy at Sorbonne University, Aude Py turned to screenwriting. She took part in more than 20 feature films as a writer, working with directors such as Erick Zonka (Julia), Bertrand Bonello (Tiresia, De la guerre), Christian Carion (Joyeux Noël), Thierry de Peretti (Le Jour de ma mort), etc. After Un Juif pour l’exemple, Aude and Jacob Berger are now working on a new feature, which they hope will turn out to be a comedy.

Films screening at this event

Un Juif pour l’exemple

Director
Jacob Berger
Cast
Bruno Ganz, André Wilms, Aurélien Patouillard
Country
Switzerland
Year
2016
Duration
71 min

In 1942 a wealthy Swiss Jewish cattle dealer (Bruno Ganz, Downfall) is tormented by a group of local Nazi supporters. More than six decades later a child witness writes his account of the incident, much to the chagrin of the townspeople who would rather forget than commemorate the affair. A powerful drama that links the horrors of the past to Europe’s current refugee crisis.

Followed by a Q&A with director Jacob Berger