directed by: MAYA SARFATY

director: MAYA SARFATY
producer: NIR SA'AR, KURT LANGBEIN
cinematographer: ITAY GROSS \ ZIV BERKOVICH
screenwriter: MAYA SARFATY

runtime: 83min
language: HEBREW \ GERMAN \ ENGLISH \ DUTCH
Year of Production: 2020
Countries of Production: ISRAEL\AUSTRIA
International Sales Agent: PHILIPPA KOWARSKY \ CINEPHIL


festivals
DOCAVIV 1st prize BEST ISRAELI FILM
Upcoming international premiere in IDFA

The incredible yet true love story between an SS officer and a Jewish prisoner. A story that starts in Auschwitz and ends in a courthouse in Vienna 30 years later. 

"Love it was not" is a tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking a certain execution if caught, their forbidden relationship went on until her miraculous liberation. 

But when a letter arrives from Wunsch's wife, thirty years later, begging Helena to testify on Wunsch's behalf, she's faced with an impossible decision: will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers, along with some of the people closest to her?

LOVE, IT WAS NOT

FESTIVAL SCREENING

idfa - online
18/11 - 6/12 /