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

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

Warning: file_get_contents(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/filmsfromisrael/public_html/templates/ja_oslo/html/layouts/joomla/content/video_play.php on line 126

Warning: file_get_contents(http://vimeo.com/api/v2/video/446214189.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/filmsfromisrael/public_html/templates/ja_oslo/html/layouts/joomla/content/video_play.php on line 126
Watch the video

FESTIVAL SCREENING

idfa - online
18/11 - 6/12 /