- Anders Østergaard
- Bruno Ganz, Martin Goldsmith, Harvey Friedman, Leonard Scheicher
- Denmark, Germany
- 87 min
Bruno Ganz’s (Downfall, Wings of Desire) final film is also one of the great actor’s most poignant. He plays Gunther Goldschmidt, a naturalised American citizen, who, during the course of a few days in the mid-1990s, tells his son Martin the story behind his and his wife Rosemarie’s escape from Germany in 1941, a mere few weeks before Jewish emigration was banned. As gifted Jewish musicians and members of the Jewish Cultural League in the 1930s, they were hoping against hope that things would get better but the increasingly threatening atmosphere prompted them to leave in the nick of time. Based on Martin’s book which chronicles his father’s real life events, and featuring Martin’s voice, Winter Journey is a highly personal film which tenderly explores the many losses – of family members, homeland, occupation – experienced by those who survived.
Film followed by Q&A with Martin Goldsmith.
This film is available on the Curzon Home Cinema platform and is part of our specially curated film selection. It is not included in the Festival Pass. Booking details to follow.
Sponsored by: Fiona and Peter Needleman
Supported by: Goethe-Institut London
In partnership with: The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)