Time & Location
Aug 05, 2021, 6:00 PM
Aimée & Jaguar
Director: Max Färberböck
Runtime: 125 minutes
Join us for a virtual panel discussion. All registrants will receive a link to watch the film a few days prior to the panel.
In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust (NOWHERE IN AFRICA’s Juliane Köhler), married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader), a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive. A half-century later, Lilly Wust told her incredible story to writer Erica Fischer, and the book, AIMÉE & JAGUAR, first published in 1994 immediately became a bestseller and has since been translated into eleven languages. Max Färberböck's debut film, based on Fischer's book, is the true story of this extraordinary relationship. The film was nominated for a 1999 Golden Globe Award and was Germany's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Both actresses received Silver Bears at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival for their portrayals of "Aimée" and "Jaguar".
Join us for a virtual screening and panel discussion. Presented in partnership with JQ International and moderated by noted journalist/author Tom Teicholz, this panel will feature writer and director Jeremy Borison, Holocaust Museum LA Vice President of Education and Exhibits Jordanna Gessler, and Dr. Javier Samper Vendrell, Assistant Professor of German Studies at Grinnell College.
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The Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles, The Richenthal Foundation, The Rita and Leo Greenland Family Foundation, The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, and The Davidson-Hooker Fund.