Choice and Destiny
Director: Tsipi Reibenbach
ISRAEL / 1993 / Color / 16mm / 118 min
The filmmakers father, Yitshak (80 years old), and mother, Fruma (72), are Holocaust survivors living in Israel. This film portrays their lives in retirement burdened by the shadows of memory. Unlike Yitshak, who talks of his survival in the death camps, Fruma refuses to talk until, under the films influence, she breaks 50 years of silence at the end to speak of her own familys humiliation. This moving story is told through the small gestures of the daily routine of the couples lives preparing food and eating with their grandchildren.