Short Film | 2004 | Docu-Drama | Austria, Germany, USA

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5
LocationsAustria, Germany, USA

Project data

Length of movie13 Min
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negative16mm
Picture material positiveDigital Betacam
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

Comic docudrama about a legend in the director's family. Shot in a variety of formats: B&W Super 8, 16mm and digital video, the author playfully parodies the genres of historical fiction, documentary, and early silent Yiddish film. The film features actress/singer Vivian Kanner of Berlin’s local Yiddish band ‚Jewels‘ (with Sharon Brauner), who delightfully dishes out slapstick scenes reminiscent of Yiddish theater and film diva Molly Picon.
Every family has its own fictions: why are they invented, what social values do they reflect and how do later generations interpret them? How is political identity formed and passed down or rejected within one family? The tale traverses the Pale of the Settlement, the New World and back to the Old World; following three generations spanning Trotskyites, Maoists to a Jewish post-feminist .


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Vivian KannerMutter [L]
Sandra Fröde
Sandra FrödeSheyna-Sora Bosniak - Tochter [SR]


directorNovember Wanderin
screenwriterNovember Wanderin

Production companies

Cohen Sisters Entertainment [de]
Jüdische Kulturtage Berlin [de]Koproduzent