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Winter Journey

Anders Østergaard, Denmark, 2019

87 min.DK/DocumentaryHistorical drama

Martin Goldsmith never knew what really had happened to his parents Georg and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. As he confronts his father over a long weekend, we are brought back to the complex 1930s, when his parents were young musicians in a bizarre organisation – Jüdischer Kulturbund. Here, at the mercy of Joseph Goebbels, they devoted their youth to music until they escaped at the very last minute. They were courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under difficult circumstances and yet found time to fall in love in a country bent on destroying them. Martin Goldsmith himself is the unseen interviewer and a vulnerable Bruno Ganz his father in his final role.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Vinterrejse
Danish title Vinterrejse
Other titles Winter Journey
Keywords Germany, Jews, Persecution of the Jews, Family history, Families, Traumas, Musicians, Culture, Jewish Cultural League, The, Escape, 1930-1939
Director Anders Østergaard
Co-director Erzsébet Rácz
Screenplay Anders Østergaard, Martin Goldsmith
Producer Mette Heide, Thomas Kufus, Tassilo Aschauer
Director of Photography Henner Besuch
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Dominik Schleier
Appearances Bruno Ganz, Martin Goldsmith, Leonard Scheicher, Harvey Friedman
Production country Denmark
Subtitles Yes
Production companies Plus Pictures
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR TV
International sales Menemsha Films / 2601 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 100 / CA 90405 Santa Monica / t 1 310.452.1775 / neilf@menemshafilms.com. / www.menemshafilms.com/
Online release 01.04.2020,
Comment World premiere at IDFA 2019. Anders Østergaard is renowned for 'The Magus' (1999), 'Tintin and Me' (2004) and Oscar nominee 'Burma VJ' (2008). His most recent film is '1989' (2014) about the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Plus Pictures
Co-producer Zero One Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt, Creative Europe, Claims Conference
In collaboration with DR, SVT, YLE
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR TV

Direction

Direction Anders Østergaard
Co-director Erzsébet Rácz

Script

Screenplay Anders Østergaard
Screenplay Martin Goldsmith
Research Monika Preischl

Production

Producer Mette Heide
Producer Thomas Kufus
Producer Tassilo Aschauer
Line producer Justin Kreinbrink
Line producer Tassilo Aschauer
Production assistant Lars Halby
Production assistant Jacob Utzon
Production manager Luna Jansen
Production assistant Erlend Indseth
Production consultant Tina Winholt
Production consultant Peter Baekkel

Cinematography

Director of Photography Henner Besuch
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Visual consultant Simon Plum
Key grip Morten Kildegaard
First assistant camera Mikkel Find

Editing

Editor Anders Villadsen
Assistant editor Martin Munck Schmidt
Assistant editor Jacob Utzon

Production design

Art director Darren Clark

Sound

Sound engineer Dominik Schleier
Mixer Martin Steyer
Dialogue editor Peter Schultz

Appearance

George Goldsmith Bruno Ganz
Sig selv Martin Goldsmith
Unge George Goldsmith Leonard Scheicher
Martin Goldsmith on set Harvey Friedman
Professor Spittel András Bálint
Udlejer Dani Levy
Rosemarie Goldsmith Izabella Nagy
Pige Fritzi Uhrig

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Krakow Film Festival 2020-05-31
Docsbarcelona 2020-05-13
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2020-03-20
CPH:DOX 2020-03-18
Amsterdam, IDFA 2019-11-20
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