Refugee Lullaby

Ronit Kertsner
In the autumn of 2015, Israeli director Ronit Kertsner sees a YouTube-video that goes viral: Hans Breuer, Austria’s last wandering shepherd, drives an Arab family across the Hungarian border. He sings Yiddish lullabies for the children to lighten their mood. Ronit starts filming Hans and over a period of three years, creates a portrait of an unusual character who overcomes his own inherited trauma in a highly political and human way. Refugee Lullaby is a film about an unusual way of living, moving encounters and devoted solidarity.
Technical Data
Running time: 73
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 16:9
Language spoken: German, English, Yiddish
Production year: 2019
Writer(s): Ronit Kertsner
Cinematographer(s): Shalom Rufeisen, Jerzy Palacz
Producers: Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen, Ronit Kertsner
March 20, 2019
Graz (Diagonale)
Production company
Pfeilgasse 32/1
1080 Vienna
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Ronit Kertsner Productions (IL)