2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: To Life!
Ruth, an aging former cabaret singer and Holocaust survivor, has been evicted from her apartment. She sees no other way out except suicide. Jonas, a young man with a secret, a drifter fleeing from his future, arrives in Berlin and saves Ruth’s life.
As Jonas discovers Ruth’s past, he helps Ruth find her way to life; she helps Jonas find the strength to tackle his fears. Enjoy terrific Yiddish musical performances and the superb acting of grande dame of German cinema, Hannelore Elsner.
Directed by Uwe Janson, German, 2016, 86 min. German with English subtitles. Houston Premiere. Drama.