A portrait of Argentine director Gastón Solnicki’s family over the course of the second half of the 20th century, Papirosen follows four generations troubled by a war that’s never spoken of. Edited from nearly 200 hours of footage, including 8mm and VHS home videos.
An inquiry into the pervasive memory of World War II and its many effects on Jewish identity, Papirosen finds the uniquely talented Gastón Solnicki avoiding the usual faults of self-portraits. The result is a graceful consideration of post-war Jewish identity and the collective memory of a family.
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