AWARDS

BAVARIAN FILM AWARDS Best Cinematography, Best Production (1996)
SILVER AWARD German Film Awards (1995)
CRYSTAL GLOBE AWARD NOMINATION Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1995)

THEATRICAL RUNS

Laemmle Theater; Los Angeles, CA (1997)
Coolidge Corner Cinema; Boston, MA (1997)
Film Forum; New York, NY (1997)

NORTH AMERICAN FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Vanderbilt University, International Lens Series (2016)
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival (2011)
Washington Jewish Film Festival (2009)
NCJF's Jewishfilm.2006 at Harvard Film Archive (2006)
Berlin and Beyond Film Festival (2006)
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York (2002)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2000)
Kansas City Jewish Film Festival (2000)
Ashkenaz Festival Toronto (1999)
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (1999)
Contra Costa Jewish Film Festival (1999)
Maine Jewish Film Festival (1999)
Columbia SC Jewish Film Festival (1998)
Hartford Jewish Film Festival (1998)
Tucson Jewish Film Festival (1998)
San Diego Jewish Film Festival (1998)
Toronto Film Society (1998)
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival (1997)
Virginia Festival of Film (1997)
Boston Jewish Film Festival (1997)
Cleveland Film Society (1997)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (1997)
St. Louis Jewish Film Festival (1997)
Palm Springs International Film Festival (1997)
Washington Jewish Film Festival (1996)

From Michael Verhoeven comes this stunning cinematic version of Hungarian author George Tabori's play and novel. Shifting between Nazi-occupied Budapest and present-day Berlin, the film artfully depicts the true story of what happened to Tabori's mother Elsa on a summer's day in 1944.

Michael Verhoeven (left) and George Tabori on the set of MY MOTHER'S COURAGE

Pauline Collins' stellar performance as Elsa (right), plucked from her everyday life and thrown into the surreal nightmare of mass deportation, affords an extraordinary account of one individual's escape from death juxtaposed with that of the millions who did not survive. Verhoeven's skillful adaptation of Tabori's satirical, dark tale about fate and human cruelty forges new ground in cinematic portrayals of the Holocaust.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"My Mother's Courage shows that blue skies and sunshine can be as devastating as night and fog."
-J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"A film about the Holocaust that, after the few memorable films on the subject and the flood of lesser ones, needs to be seen."
- Stanley Kaufmann, New Republic

ALSO DIRECTED BY MICHAEL VERHOEVEN

The White Rose

The Nasty Girl

The Legend of Mrs. Goldman and the Almighty God

Human Failure

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My Mother's Courage
Mutters Courage

Germany/ UK/ Austria/ Ireland, 1995, 92 Minutes
German with English Subtitles
Directed By Michael Verhoeven

Public Exhibition 35MM and Beta Rental Available



 
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