NJJFF: The Euphoria of BeingMarch 26 @ 11:30 am
March 26 @ 11:30 am
NJJFF: The Euphoria of Being
20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, March 26 • 11:30am
JCC MetroWest, West Orange
The Euphoria of Being
Director: Réka Szabó
2019 • 83 minutes • Hungary / Hungarian
Eva Fahidi survived Auschwitz; her mother, father, sister, and 49 family members were killed, and she returned alone to Hungary after the war. When the nonagenarian is asked to participate in a dance theater duet about her life, with acclaimed young dancer Emese Cuhorka, the two women embark on a process of creative interaction on stage, intertwining their bodies and their stories. The horror of Eva’s past and her sustaining exuberance for life are expressed through a performance that defines love and resilience.
This film is brought to you by Dr. Ruth and Gerald Legow
DOCUMENTARY SHORT (Shown before The Euphoria of Being)
Director: Malcolm Green
2018 • 6 minutes • United Kingdom / English
Janine, a Holocaust survivor, and Kapoo, a young African-American rapper, collaborate to deliver a hip-hop fusion to tell one of the world’s darkest stories in an entirely new and inspiring way.