The Bloom of Yesterday (Die Blumen von gestern)

Sunday, May 7
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2hr 05mins // directed by:Chris Kraus

Holocaust scholar Toto (Lars Eidinger) is, famously, also the grandson of a Nazi war criminal. In organizing a conference, he takes on an intern from France named Zazie (Adèle Haenel) whose grandmother was killed by the Nazis. After a rocky meet-cute, the kookily mismatched pair bond, speak candidly about their familial legacies, and stumble toward romance. 

Featuring a post-screening Q & A with Poet  & Author Esther Dischereit. Winner, Grand Prize, Tokyo Int’l Film Festival. Eight nominations for the German Film Award, including Best Feature. 

“Audacious… offbeat romantic comedy that explores the legacy of the Holocaust two generations removed. An entertainingly skewed, iconoclastic dramedy.”—Variety
Chris Kraus, born 1963 in Göttingen, Germany, began his career as a scriptwriter and dramaturgical consultant for German directors such as Volker Schlöndorff, Detlef Buck and Rosa von Praunheim. The Bloom of Yesterday is his fourth feature film.

Co-presented by The National Center for Jewish Film’s 20th Annual Film Festival