Edited from 200 hours of footage, the Jewish documentary Papirosen represents a decade of filmmaking, and four generations of Argentine director Gastâˆšâ‰¥n Solnicki’s family history, culled from 8mm home videos, a VHS bar mitzvah, and original observational material. His father, Victor, emerges as the lead figure, but Solnicki highlights the entire clan. Beginning with the birth of his nephew, Mateo, and punctuated throughout by interviews with his grandmother, Pola, a Holocaust survivor, the film’s scope is simultaneously epic and intimate. The filmmakers hopes you decide that his documentary is a meditation on family, history, the importance of storytelling, and the power of cinema itself.
DIRECTED BY: Gastâˆšâ‰¥n Solnicki
STUDIO: Film Movement
RATING: Not Rated