A Film by: Yasmine Novak
(Israel, 2011, 53 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English, Dutch, English subtitles)
Bernie and Ellis were lovers during WW2. However circumstance tore them apart when they had to go into hiding. On the night of their parting they promised to each keep a diary depicting their time underground. That was the last time Ellis saw Bernie.
After Bernie disappeared in mid war, heartbroken Ellis married another man. On the morning of her wedding day a package from an unknown woman arrived, in it was Bernie's diary. Overwhelmed by the turn of events, Ellis buried it deep in her suitcase and headed for a new life in Palestine. For 65 years the diary remained untouched, until now.
Ellis' daughter Shula, an eager Historian, convinces her mother to open the diaries. As they read, they discover fascinating facts about Bernie's trail of escape. They decide to set out on a detective journey to find out what ever happened to Bernie.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Jerusalem International Film Festival
• Toronto JFF
• Philadelphia Israeli FF
• JCC Manhattan
• Reel Israel Cleveland
• Rome Israeli FF
• New York JFF
• Montreal Jewish Public Library
• Detroit JFF
• Memorial de la Shoah, Paris 2014