Kata Wéber’s bitterly ironic and personal play has been turned into powerful, bold images by Kornél Mundruczó, with a stunning mise-en-scène.
An intense, stylized film adaptation of a play about the way the Holocaust carries on from generation to generation. The bitterly ironic trilogy begins as a surreal reminder of World War II and ends in modern Berlin, where the old wounds are far from healed. In the first part of this triptych, a baby miraculously manages to survive Auschwitz. This Eva is in the next part the mother of Léna, who resists the Jewish survival mentality. The drama ends with the love story of Jonas, the teenage grandson who falls in love with Yasmin in present-day Berlin. The pain and stigma are passed from generation to generation, from Eva to Léna to Jonas. Kata Wéber’s personal play has been turned into powerful, bold images by Kornél Mundruczó, with stunning mise-en-scène. Memory and identity prove as fluid as the water that connects the three parts.