Plan A – Review

https://youtu.be/FPP_304khFo Written & Directed by Yoav Paz & Doron Paz Germany & Israel/2021/109mins ★★ s millions celebrated the end of World War II, there’s a habit of conjuring this immediate image of the defeat of Hitler as a drawn curtain. In reality, for thousands of survivors of the Holocaust, returning Jewish communities found that, despite … Continue reading Plan A – Review

Champion of Auschwitz

https://youtu.be/5CS7KWnRU64 Written & Directed by Maciej Barczewski Poland/2020/91mins ★★★★ It is 1940. And the first transports to the newly constructed concentration camp Auschwitz have arrived. Reclaiming an inspirational account from the Holocaust is a neigh-on difficulty, and even those films which manage lift the tale into problematic avenues. And this is not to say there … Continue reading Champion of Auschwitz

Persian Lessons – Review

https://youtu.be/5FdRKMQMj4o Directed by Vadim Perelman Screenplay adapted by Ilja Zofin Russia, Germany, Belarus/ 2020/ 127 mins ★★★ Treading the line of invention is a difficult option, and potentially dangerous when devising a Holocaust survival story. But in the end, director Vadim Perelman‘s Persian Lessons has little intention of maintaining authenticity throughout; instead, focusing on specific aspects which, tragically, … Continue reading Persian Lessons – Review

Tosca – The Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dyQx7H4fXh8 Opera created by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Revival Direction by Jonathan Cocker Leader of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera - Anthony Moffat Conducted by Stuart Stratford Puccini’s melodramatic masterpiece Tosca has it all; corruption, lust, heartbreak and the bureaucracy of history. Shifting the timeframe into the 20th century, there is still … Continue reading Tosca – The Festival Theatre

Hitler’s Tasters – Greenside Infirmiry

Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks Runs at Greenside Infirmary, August 5th - 24th (Not 11th or 18th), 18.35pm Fifteen women would carry out, what they consider, a job of notoriety and honour during World War II. With the risk of assassination peaking, they would dine on the foods of the Third Reich, no steak of … Continue reading Hitler’s Tasters – Greenside Infirmiry