Centre Film Festival at The Rowland
The Rowland Theatre - Friday November 4th
- 6:00pm - 6:17pm
- Holy Holocaust
- Featured Documentary Short Film
- 6:18pm - 8:58pm
- Featured Narrative Film (Assistant Director Nikita Koslov in attandance)
NIKITA KOZLOV (Klondike) in attendance in conjunction with the Centre for Global Studies and the Woskob Family Foundation.
About The Film
Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border; disputed territory in the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the vicinal crash of flight MH17 elevates the forbidding tension enveloping their village. The looming wreckage of the downed airliner and an incoming parade of mourners emphasize the surreal trauma of the moment. As Tolik’s separatist friends expect him to join their efforts, Irka’s brother is enraged by suspicions that the couple has betrayed Ukraine. Irka refuses to be evacuated even as the village gets captured by armed forces, and she tries to make peace between her husband and brother by asking them to repair their bombed house.
About The Director
Maryna Er Gorbach
Maryna Er Gorbach is a Ukrainian film director. After studying at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema & Television University in Ukraine, she graduated from Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Poland. Since 2017 Maryna Er Gorbach has been a member of the European Film Academy. Her latest movie Klondike was awarded at Sundance IFF & Berlinale IFF.
About The Film
A dark family secret from the past is revealed unexpectedly and opens an abyss between two close friends: Jennifer, a German, discovers that she is the black granddaughter of a Notorious Nazi commander, and her life is turned upside down, while Noa, an Israeli, is doing whatever she can to prevent her life from turning.
About The Director
Osi Wald is an animation artist and Lecturer. In her work, she explores the connections between dance and animation; collaborating with choreographers and other animators in creating live shows, installations and video dance. Among her latest works are Joints (10 min) an animation installation created for Bat Yam Street International Theatre and Art Festival, and Re-Organization (11 min), an animated research of the catalog archive of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Both works were created with Ricardo Werdesheim and Moran Somer. Reflection (4 min), an animated short created for “Love Letter to Cinema” (initiated by Sam Spiegel film school), premiered at Locarno film festival, as did the dance and animation performances Year of the Hare, Between Walls, Fold and Day.
Noa Berman-Herzberg is a screenwriter, a screen-writng teacher, a “script doctor”, and a radio broadcaster of “Sour Night Owls” in Galei Zahal. She has taught screen-writing in the Screen Based Arts Department since 2005. Among her Films are Mabul (2011) directed by Guy Nattiv, which participated in many International festivals and won prestige prizes, among them the Crystal Bear in Berlinale 2011 and others, Harmonia, directed by Guy Nativ (2021), Holy Holocaust, a short docu-animation, directed in collaboration with Osi Wald (2021) and other projects.
From Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 2022, The Centre Film Festival will return for a weekend of the finest offerings in contemporary cinema at the State Theatre in State College and the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg. In addition to internationally recognized films, we will highlight the work of Pennsylvania filmmakers and Penn State alumni.
Save the date and get an early bird discount on your All Access passes which includes all films, events, and discussions throughout the entire festival as well as special perks from local businesses. Early bird pricing will be available until October 7th!
Check centrefilm.org for more information.