2017, Israel, documentary
dir. Michalina Musielak
The film link is avaliable with the password on request.
Since 2012, an annual beauty contest has been held in Haifa, Israel attracting a lot of attention and harbouring tremendous potential for conflict: The winner is crowned Miss Holocaust Survivor. From around 300 ladies, who are all at least 75 years of age, a pre-selection is made of 13 to 15 contestants who subsequently undergo an intensive preparation process. The women learn, within their range of possibilities, to present themselves and move. Ramp, runway, selection. The event is held by the Yad Ezer Lahaver Foundation, an organisation for holocaust survivors in need, and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. It is vigorously debated in Israeli society. In spite of that, the women keep returning. Their motivation is to keep the remembrance alive, and for that they are willing to resort to such means.
Production: FURIA Film, Studio Munka, Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich, LULU Production
> Special Distinction at Revine Lago International Film Festival /2017
> Best Short Film on 67th Berlinale Film Festival / 2017
> Best Short Film / Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival / 2017
> Short Document Film Debuts Competition / Koszalinski Festiwal Debiutow Filmowych Mlodzi i Film / 2017
© 2020 Beata Rakoczy. All rights reserved.