SOCIAL SUPPORT OUTING – ROSEVILLE MOVIE AND LUNCH “LOVE, IT WAS NOT”
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Join the club to view the latest melancholy dramas, international films, historical biographies and beautiful love stories told in front of the camera, in one or both of our cherished independent theatres, then share your ideas or simply catch up for lunch down the road. Transport not provided.
Address: Roseville Cinema, 112 Pacific Highway, Roseville
Roseville Club, 64 Pacific Highway, Roseville
Cost:$10 for Social Support clients, $30 for Home Care Package clients ( $10 – movie; $20 lunch)
Lunch: 12 noon/12:30pm
Love, It Was Not: Love is blind. In March 1942, Helena Citrónová was among the first thousand Jewish women who were transported from Czechoslovakia to Auschwitz. The dogs are barking and the guards are laughing as Helena is undressed and shaved. The humiliations of the concentration camp only get worse as the weeks go by, until the SS officer Franz Wunsch hears her sing and falls head over heels in love with the young woman, who in turn falls for her captor.
Love, It Was Not is the true story of an unlikely affair which managed to sprout amidst the horrors of war. Through photo collages, diary entries and interviews with the survivors, the whole process is reproduced, from the arrival in Auschwitz to thirty years later, when Helena is summoned as a witness in the trial against Franz. Can she allow herself to denounce the flame of her youth, who saved her from certain death in the gas chambers – or should she let a war criminal go free? A both tragic and moving reminder of guilt, forgiveness and, not least, fatal love.