“Auf Das Leben” (“To Life!”), dir. Uwe Janson, Germany 2014, 95 min, tragicomedy
Screenplay: Thorsten Wettcke, Artur Brauner (idea), producer: Alice Brauner
Polish premiere of the film
Strokes of fate have taken their toll on the ageing cabaret singer Ruth and the seriously ill young Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite lifetime experiences, they form an intense bond and give each other a reason and purpose to live.
“Auf das Leben!”, which translates into English as “To Life!” and into Hebrew as “L'Chaim!”, the celebrated Jewish toast, is the unashamedly HAROLD-AND-MAUDE-like story of two very unlikely individuals. Starring the grande dame of German cinema, Hannelore Elsner, and Max Riemelt, one of the most acclaimed young stars of German and international films.
FESTIVALS, AWARDS: Montreal World Film Festival 2014, Haifa 2014, Sao Paulo 2014, Cleveland 2015, Los ANgeles Jewish FF 2014
Co-organized by: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, The Camera of David Foundation
Language: German. Subtitles: Polish and English.