Death & The Maiden

(Death & The Maiden)

Israel, Germany / 2014
Documentary / 29 min / Colored

Director:Yael Lotem
Script: Yael Lotem
Cinematography: Nicola Hens
Producer: Yael Lotem
Production: Tel Aviv University, Film & Television Dep. / Co-Producer: dffb

Shortly after WWII, over 1000 paintings were found in a basement in southern France. The paintings were created by a Young-Jewish woman called Charlotte Salomon. She painted her extraordinary life story in a unique creation named: “Life? Or Theater?” ‘Death & the Maiden’ unravels the story behind the creation.

„Death & The Maiden“ Is a private journey into the heart of Charlotte Salomon, a sensitive and gifted young woman who lived in one of the darkest times in history. What makes her life a true symbol is something more than its universality, for in her pictures and words is something universally human; a lonely, painful and sincere struggle to hold on to life and embrace it with love.

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