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LA DERNIÈRE D'ENTRE ELLES / The Last of Them

LA DERNIÈRE D'ENTRE ELLES / The Last of Them

In the beginning, there was a manuscript that trailed off, unfinished. A few weeks after her return from Auschwitz in 1945, my grandmother Fernande had written down her painful memories. Over seventy years later, I miraculously discovered Rosette, who had known my grandmother “in that place.” Rosette was the last living member of the small group of survivors that included my grandmother. Immediately after the war, several of the other women had published accounts of their experience. I wanted to bring together their voices. Hence, the film explores the deepest shadows of what remains of Auschwitz today. (Pierre Goetschel)

Pierre Goetschel 
Born in 1969, Pierre Goetschel is a documentary filmmaker. He devoted his latest films to the connections between memory and history. After "Les Mutins de la Courtine", which goes back to the traces of the Russian soldier’s mutiny in France in 1917 during the Russian Revolution, "The Last of Them“ follows the work started with "L’héritage retrouvé" about fragments and memory’s material. 

Film Selection: La dernière d'entre elles (The Last of Them, 2018, doc) - Les Mutins de la Courtine (2015, doc) - L’héritage retrouvé (2014, doc) - Rond-point (2010, doc)

Competition Documentary

Pierre Goetschel

France 2018
70 minutes
French/English
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jérome Colin
Editing
Isabelle Poudevigne
Sound
Laurent Herniaux, Yann Reiland
Music
Frédéric Féraud, Quentin Laurent
Cast
Rosette Levy, Dominique Blanc, Nathalie Richard, Bernadette Le Saché
Producers
Frédéric Féraud, Quentin Laurent

Production

Les films de l'œil sauvage, France 3 Nouvelle Aquitaine, L’Heure D
World Sales

Les films de l'œil sauvage

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
World Premiere