Voices of the Attic

  • Dachbodenstimmen (German title)
Documentary | 2010 | Germany

Shooting data

LocationsMontréal, Kanada

Project data

Length of movie18 min
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negativeDVCPRO HD
Sound formatStereo

    Brief synopsis

    When Vera Bondy came to Montréal in 1953, she had already decided to leave her past behind, to become a "normal" person again. She enjoys living in this lively city and appreciates it for its cultural diversity and the omnipresence of the arts. Art, she says, is good company.

    But over the years she has realized that time doesn't heal, and the past becomes more present every day. Until it finally appears again in the very concrete form of "Hlas Pudy": a magazine written by children in the Terezín ghetto in 1944 – the editor being Vera's then 12-year-old sister, Mariana Kornová.

    "Voices of the Attic" is a portrait of a fascinating woman, an essay on remembering, and a tribute to a precious and haunting work of art.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Magdalena Hutter
    Director's Departmentdirector Magdalena Hutter
    Director's DepartmentdirectorAnna Brass
    Editingeditor Magdalena Hutter
    EditingeditorAnna Brass
    MusiccomposerMichael Winograd
    Producerfreelance producerChristine Rocheleau
    Production Mgt.line producerMareike Lueg
    Production Mgt.line producerFerdinand FreisingHerstellungsleitung HFF
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerSylvain Vary


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
     Magdalena Hutter2012Regensburger KurzfilmwocheFFF-Förderpreis 2012Winner
    Anna Brass2012Regensburger KurzfilmwocheFFF-Förderpreis 2012Winner