Hanna's Journey (Hannas Reise)

 

Year: 2013
Country: GERMANY, ISRAEL
Run Time: 100 minutes

Hanna is a beautiful young German woman traveling to Israel to work with mentally handicapped adults and visit a Holocaust survivor. However, this isn't what it seems; it has been carefully planned to impress a board considering her for a position at a huge consulting firm. In other words, it looks good on the resumé. What she didn't plan for was Itay, the handsome young Israeli counselor who becomes her mentor. She also didn't plan on the elderly female survivor who sees through Hanna's motives and reveals some startling facts about Hanna's own past. A brief trip to establish some credentials for her prospective employers becomes a journey across cultures and into the very center of her own heart and mind. Even if everyone senses her motives may be false, they also sense an innate goodness deep inside her waiting to emerge. HANNA'S JOURNEY does not avoid the sensitive issues of history and race. It uses honesty, humor, and compassion to make this journey one that every film lover will be glad they experienced. (In English, German, and Hebrew with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF Screenings

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Sidebars
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Women of the World

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Julia von Heinz

Producers
Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter

Screenwriting
Julia von Heinz, John Quester

Cinematography
Daniela Knapp

Editing
Florian Miosge

Principal Cast
Karoline Schuch, Doron Amit, Lore Richter, Max Mauff, Trystan Pütter

Director Bio
Julia von Heinz was born in Berlin, Germany in 1976. She is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. She won the Special Jury Award at the Torina International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for "Was Am Ende Zahlt" and the 2012 Children Jury Golden Sparrow Award and the Award of the Thuringian State Chancellery for "Hanni and Nanni."

Select Filmography
"Was Am Ende Zahlt" (2007), "Noble Commitments" (2008), "Hanni and Nanni" (2012), HANNA'S JOURNEY (2013)

Print Source

Media Luna Films

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Film Sponsor

Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences

Community Partner

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation

Media Partner

Cleveland Jewish News

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