Review The Jews of Corfu | 20220314

Production Still | The Jews of Corfu (2022) by Mirjan Gjergjevica & Maria Boua. Currently screening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – more in post The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310 – URL : https://michelvanderburg.com/2022/03/10/the-jews-of-corfu/

Review The Jews of Corfu

The Jews of Corfu – a population group that was an important part of the island, contributed to the formation of its history. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black page of human history.
The film The Jews of Corfu (2022) is a powerful documentary by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production) with narration by Yannis Andriotis and stories told by Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.
Powerful — both visually and the sound — filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background, in public spaces, the streets, and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities.
The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today.
I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture ~ Michel van der Burg – Monday , March 14, 2022.

Review The Jews of Corfu | 20220314 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

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The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310


Trailer | The Jews Of Corfu

Poster | 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Poster | 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Premiere | Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

The Jews of Corfu a film by Mirjan Gjergjevica & Maria Boua | Greece Premiere @ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival March 10-20 , 2022

Image | Production Jews of Corfu
Image | Production Jews of Corfu

The Jews of Corfu | Link to festival & online screening in Greece (screening only in Greece) – https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/movie-tdf/movie/14310

Synopsis

Jews of Corfu: A population group that was an important part of the island, participated in the formation of its history, and contributed to the development of trade and economy. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black pages of human history.

Poster | Jews of Corfu | Link facebook page
Poster | Jews of Corfu | Link facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/thejewsofcorfudoc

The Jews of Corfu a film by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production). Narration by Yannis Andriotis, with Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.

‘Helping this production was absolutely worth it …’ – Michel van der Burg 😉

The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310 | 1-memo•com

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Monday , March 14, 2022  – Review ‘The Jews of Corfu ‘

Powerful documentary , both visually and the sound – filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background – in public spaces, the streets and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities. The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today. I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture.

by Michel van der Burg

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QUATRE-MAINS Filmmaker Lander Haverals | 20210913

QUATRE-MAINS Filmmaker Lander Haverals | 20210913 | Miracles•Media | Q&A with Lander Haverals at the Belgian pre-premiere of ‘QUATRE-MAINS’ Sep 12, 2021 in Studio SILO (De chinezen) in Leuven, Belgium.

Child of victims and child of perpetrators, yet they became friends for life. Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel lost almost everything in World War II, but found each other.

Documentary by Lander Haverals and Simon Demeulemeester, and producer Neelke Nijs | De chinezen. @landerhaverals

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NL Transcript (added Sep 14th)

Welkom.
We gaan de film QUATRE-MAINS vertonen.
Dat is een film die ik samen gemaakt heb met co-regisseur Simon Demeulemeester.
Simon is journalist voor de Knack [ Belgian (Flemish) weekly news magazine ].
Die heeft mij aangesproken, met een toch wel heel merkwaardig verhaal, vond ik zelf.
Het verhaal van Koenraad Tinel en Simon Gronowski.
Die allebei jonge gastjes waren, toen in Wereldoorlog II…
en van een heel andere afkomst, de oorlog hebben meegemaakt.
En daar vandaag de dag over getuigen, over de toch wel bijzondere vriendschap.
… De film zoveel mogelijk uit te puren,
omdat het verhaal daar om vroeg.
Om het eigenlijk zo simpel, eenvoudig, en puur mogelijk te vertellen.
Oordeel vooral zelf, of dat het gelukt is.
Dan gaan we nu de film kijken.
QUATRE – MAINS
En ze gaan met hun verhaal ook veel rond hè…
naar lezingen, naar scholen…
Koenraad als kunstenaar.
Welnu , er komt nog een boek nu , in het najaar.
Het is eigenlijk daardoor dat we deze film gemaakt hebben. Dat komt komt in het najaar 2022.
[ Publiek ] Door wie is dat dan geschreven?
Door Simon Demeulemeester, die ook met de film geholpen heeft.
[ Publiek ] Ah ! Die van Knack, ja.
Die van Knack, ja.
In Amerika wordt de film al op festivals getoond.
[ Publiek ] Je hebt al een prijs hè!
In Frankrijk is het beste Europese film geworden.
[ Best European Independent Film 2021 op het ÉCU festival ]
Maar in Belgie dus nog niet [vertoond].
Hij wordt gedistribueerd door Dalton Distribution…
en de bedoeling is dat we hem uitbrengen samen met het boek.

EN CC Translation (added Sep 14th)

Welcome.
We are going to show the film QUATRE-MAINS.
That is a film I made together with co-director Simon Demeulemeester.
Simon is a journalist for the Knack [ Belgian (Flemish) weekly news magazine ].
He came to me with a very remarkable story, I thought.
The story of Koenraad Tinel and Simon Gronowski.
Both were young lads, back in World War II…
and of very different origins, experienced the war.
And testify about that today, about the special friendship.
… To purify the film as much as possible,
because the story called for it.
To actually tell it as simple, and pure as possible.
Decide for yourself whether it worked or not.
Now let’s watch the movie.
QUATRE – MAINS
And they go around with their story a lot too…
to lectures, to schools…
Koenraad as an artist.
Well, there’s also a book coming, in the fall.
That’s actually why we made this film.
That will come in the fall of 2022.
[ Audience ] Who wrote that then?
By Simon Demeulemeester, who also helped with the film.
[ Audience ] Ah ! That [journalist] from Knack, yes.
From Knack, yes.
[ Belgian (Flemish) weekly news magazine ]
The film is already being shown at festivals in America.
[ Audience ] You already got a prize, don’t you!
In France it has become the best European film.
[ Best European Independent Film 2021 at the ÉCU festival ]
But not yet [screened] in Belgium.
It is distributed by Dalton Distribution…
and the intention is that we release it together with the book.

QUATRE-MAINS Filmmaker Lander Haverals
Report (20210913) Miracles•Media
Q&A with Lander Haverals at the Belgian pre-premiere of ‘QUATRE-MAINS’.

Simon’s PUSH Premiere | 20210910

Simon’s PUSH Premiere | 20210910 | Miracles•Media | Simon Gronowski takes the air after first time watching Howard Moody’s community opera PUSH at the pre-premiere Friday Sep 30th 2016 in the De La Warr Pavilion on the seafront in Bexhill On Sea, UK.

NEWS – PUSH revisited 2021

October 3, 2021 near Antwerp and Brussels in Belgium – Info and Tickets @ imaginair•be

“PUSH revisited” is a reworked version of parts of the PUSH opera in concert form, coupled with a unique exhibition of the work of visual artist Koenraad Tinel, which is steeped in this personal history. The exhibition, curated especially for this occasion, will feature sculptures and drawings from Tinel’s extensive oeuvre. New, never-before-seen work by the artist will also be on display.

“PUSH revisited” will be a location project, hosted by IMAGINAIR, a creative collective that resides in a former furniture factory awaiting conversion into residential project Dijledonk. The collective fills the industrial site with art and with beauty. Here “PUSH revisited” finds a breathtaking backdrop.

“Revisited” also literally refers to the place of action. The site is near Boortmeerbeek, where the train was brought to a halt that day by the three resistance fighters, which is the reason why Simon is still with us today, and celebrates his 90th birthday October 12th.

This project arose as a spontaneous response to a proposal for solidarity. What was originally only intended as financial support for the freelance artists of PUSH has grown into an event to revive the momentum of PUSH together. This project shows the involvement of the artists and their desire to keep this story alive.

“PUSH revisited” is dedicated to Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel. Thanks to their inspiring resilience they show us that, regardless of our backgrounds, we have the choice to do the right thing at any time in our lives. To focus on trust, connection, friendship and hapiness. To be optimistic.

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Applause Herman van Veen 76 | 20210707

Applause Herman van Veen 76 | 20210707 | 1-memo•com

Tonight , Wednesday July 7, 2021 finally the because of corona over a year postponed premiere Herman van Veen 76 in Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam.
TAGS #HermanVanVeen #Premiere #CARRE #1Memo #michelvanderburg #Holland #Amsterdam #theater #Amstel #canal #summer #applause #HermanVanVeen76

Hollywood Sunset Rooftop Panorama


Sunset in Hollywood, Florida (USA) following our premiere of ‘From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story’ (by Karen Lynne, Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg) November 13th 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – view from the MUSE rooftop bar of the CIRC hotel at the Hollywood Circle. iPhone X handheld video with Neat Video noise reduction.
Hollywood Sunset Rooftop Panorama ~ Music : The Dodo’s Nest by Racoon Racoon | Artlist ~ Film : 20201116 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Behind-the-scenes Robert Clary Story ~ From Buchenwald to Hollywood


Behind-the-scenes at the premiere of ‘From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story’ screening Nov 13th 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival with filmmakers Karen Lynne, Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg in Cinema Paradiso , Hollywood, Florida , USA.
Music : LCHA DODI from the album, Light of the River (Or Hanachal) performed by Shai Perelman and Omer Horowitz. More info at Richard Bloom Productions site : richardbloomproductions.com .
Behind-the-scenes Robert Clary Story ~ From Buchenwald to Hollywood | 20201115 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media