Hanna's Journey (Hannas Reise)


Year: 2013
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.

CIFF38 Screenings

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Jewish and Israeli Visions
Women of the World

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Julia von Heinz

Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter

Julia von Heinz, John Quester

Daniela Knapp

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



Community Partner

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation

Media Partner

Cleveland Jewish News

CIFF40 :: Save the Dates >

CIFF40 :: Save the Dates

CIFF40 will take place March 30 - April 10, 2016 at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood screening locations!

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare
  • iphone
  • android