VIFF 2012 Review: The Flat
First-time filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger gets the tone exactly right in this gently probing doc about cleaning out his grandma’s Tel Aviv apartment—a place where he eventually found evidence of his grandparents’ lifelong, war-surviving friendship with a top Nazi official. (The guy was, at one point, Adolf Eichmann’s boss.) When the Israeli, who speaks no German, takes his aging mother northward to investigate further, it becomes a study of denial and, intriguingly, the limits of guilt. Highly recommended.
Granville, September 27 (3:45 p.m.) and 30 (6:45 p.m.) and October 2 (3:15 p.m.)