The tragicomedy by Chris Kraus is awarded as "Best Narrative Feature" at the "3rd Jewish Film Festival Moscow".
The renowned "Jewish Film Festival Moscow" is one of the world's biggest Jewish film festivals. This year's grand prize goes to THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY (director: Chris Kraus) with Lars Eidinger and Adèle Haenel in the leading parts as "Best Narrative Feature Film".
The jury's statement quotes: "There are no words to describe how wonderful THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY balances agony, tragedy and humor to recount the madness of life."
At the festival's opening of June 14 - where THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY celebrated its Premiere in Russia - lead Lars Eidinger was welcomed by the 1500 headed audience and their standing ovations.
A very romantic comedy on the edge of the abyss: in the middle of the deepest life crisis, the Holocaust researcher Toto (Lars Eidinger) is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation - Zazie (Adèle Haenel), of Jewish origin and with pronounced Teuto-phobia. The star guest of the congress, a famous actress, suddenly withdraws the promise and between Totos and Zazie's biographies bizarre connections emerge.
Moscow Jewish Film Festival has one simple but very important goal: to give Moscow audience the opportunity to meet and explore the world of Jewish professional cinematography. The Festival aims to choose, collect and show the best Russian and Foreign movies dedicated to Jewish culture. We give the Moscow public an opportunity to join the world Jewish discourse by demonstrating rich and thoughtful material.