We are proud to announce that the premiere of the film THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT will be the opening film of the CROSSING EUROPE film festival in Linz, Upper Austria.
The film will be presented during the festival opening on 25 April with the filmmakers Alenka Maly (AT), Hadas Neuman (IL), Fleur Nieddu (GB), Anna Ólafsdóttir (IS), Giorgia Polizzi (IT), Berke Soyuer (TR), Desislava Tsoneva (GB), Maria Tzika (GR), Ekaterina Volkova (RU) present. Continue reading
Watch nana Monica from UK climbing ladders and telling to her granddaughter Fleur when she became a dancer and what her mother would never have believed in a million years…
Granddaughter Hadas asks her grandma Ruchama to talk about sex. What she answers is thought-provoking and ends with a hilariously funny story.
Grandma Rosa explains the lyrics of an infamous nazi song.
Watch grandma Ruchama reading to her granddaughter Hadas an old letter of her sister she got when she came to Palestine. Then Ruchama is teaching Hadas how to pronounce “cheeky” in German.
Video: Hadas Neumann
Read more about grandma Ruchama here
Watch grandma Paola from Italy telling her granddaughter Giorgia about the war, the noise of the bombs and why her mother was jealous whenever her father told a certain story about the end of the war. She is singing a patriotic song and driving her car (with 90!).
Video: Giorgia Polizzi
Watch grandma Rosa from Austria telling her granddaughter Alenka Maly about the day she witnessed Hitler’s invasion.
Video: Alenka Maly
Read more about Rosa here
Hadas Neuman from Israel introduces her grandmother Ruhama:
When my grandmother is asked how old she is, she answers she’s 49 years old but then explains, “In Hebrew you read from right to left, consider that and you’ll know my age.”
Born in 1922, my grandmother settled in Beer Sheva, in southern Israel, where she still lives today. To this day, whenever she goes out for a walk, people stop and greet her with an enthusiastic hello, sometimes exclaiming, “You were my teacher!”, my grandmother smiles back, feeling pride that she still remembers their family names.
Watch grandma Pena Chehlarova from Bulgaria singing a non romantic love song and telling her granddaughter Desislava about her childhood.
Video: Desislava Tsoneva (click settings for English subtitles)
Read more about Pena here