18th MIFF Sees The Asia Premiere Of Much Talked About Documentary 'The Commandant’s Shadow'

18th MIFF Sees The Asia Premiere Of Much Talked About Documentary 'The Commandant’s Shadow'

The 18th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2024 started on on June 15

CJ DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 02:16 PM IST
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As part of the ongoing Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the Asia premiere of the highly talked about documentary film The Commandant’s shadow directed by Daniela Volker was hosted at the festival. Walking the red carpet of the film were filmmaker Daniela Volker, Sajan Raj Kurup, Wendy Robins and festival director and MD, NFDC Prithul Kumar.

The screening also saw industry members, Adman Prahlad Kakkar, actor- Producer Masumeh Makhija, Producer Succhanda Chatterjee and Shona Urvashi among others in attendance.

With a wide release across the USA, the documentary follows Hans Jürgen Höss, son of Auschwitz's Commandant Rudolf Höss, confronting his father's terrible legacy for the first time and as he is introduced to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a Jewish survivor of the camp. Their historic meeting, eight decades later, in Anita's London living room, alongside their children Kai Höss and Maya Lasker-Wallfisch, delves into their very different hereditary burdens and raises questions about love, guilt, and forgiveness.

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