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The Testament

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 08:45PM - 10:18PM |SIFF Cinema Uptown

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About the Film:

Yoel, a meticulous historian, is in the midst of a widely covered legal battle with a family of influential industrialists on whose land he claims a brutal massacre of Jews took place toward the end of WWII. They are planning to build a real estate project there, but Yoel suspects their aim is to bury and pave over the affair for good. While investigating, he uncovers classified testimony from his mother, a survivor, in which in which she confesses to shocking secrets from her past. Despite his unshakeable commitment to the truth, Yoel conducts a double-investigation, both personal and scientific, even at the expense of ruining his relationships and professional life. He is trapped between silence and denial in this mysterious, high stakes thriller.

Winner, Best Film, 2017 Haifa International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2017 Venice Film Festival. 

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Film Details:

Director: Amichai Greenberg
Country: Austria/Israel
Language: Hebrew and German w/subtitles
Running Time: 93m
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama/Thriller


  • Holocaust Research
  • Family Relationships

Rating/Warning: PG-13 (violence, adult themes)


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