Deutsche Version

Habehira Vehagoral

English title: Choice and Destiny
German title: Wahl und Schicksal
Series title: Asynchron. Dokumentar- und Experimentalfilme zum Holocaust ( )
Director: Tsipi Reibenbach    → show biography   
Country: Israel
Year: 1993
Synopsis: Reibenbach wants to learn to understand her parents, both of whom survived the Holocaust. As she observes their everyday rituals in a residential block in Israel, her father tells her about life in the ghettos and the death camps, while her mother remains silent and cooks and cleans. "Right up to the 1980s, films such as this were exceptions in Israeli cinema. Testimonies of one’s own helplessness and personal grief were rare in a society that wanted to both find and represent strength." (Sonja M. Schultz)
Language: Yiddish
Forum participation year: 1994
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: Blu-ray
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German
Resolution: 1920x1080
Running time (minutes): 118
Color: color
Sound: Mono
Aspect ratio: 1:1,66
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 1292
Number of reels: 1