aw • rah • nyoosh

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    aw • rah • nyoosh

    [aranyos]

    Directed by

    USA, Ukraine, Poland, Germany

    2018

    71 min

    • English

    Documentary

    What are the boundaries between reality and fiction? Between documentary and re-enactment? Obsessed by his grandmother’s diary written while she was in an ammunitions factory in a labour camp during the Second World War, a young filmmaker interviews his father in a very straightforward documentary fashion. But as the story unfolds in a very deceptive way, the place between narrator and filmmaker (and viewer…) shifts and both try to come terms with the complexities and unknowable ethical ambiguities that the story so restlessly throws at them. Audaciously, the filmmaker puts his father and himself in a complex situation, trying to imagine what their choices could or would have been had they had to endure the same ordeals. Blurring all the possible limitations between memory, documentary, cinema and theatre, director Ben Neufeld creates an engaging and always stimulating cinematic experience that challenges in previous unseen ways all preconceived notions about so called documentary cinema and the representation of truth through images.

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    CANADIAN FILMMAKERS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
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    HELLO BENJAMIN FILMS
    Ben Neufeld

    Ben Neufeld

    USA

    Ben Neufeld holds an MFA in Film and Video from CalArts. He studied Cinema Studies and Studio Art at Oberlin College. He was awarded the Princess Award for his film AW RAH NYOOSH. AW RAH NYOOSH will have its world premiere in the Burning Lights section of Visions du Réel 2018.