Family Love - My Grandpa, National Socialism and Me
Eric Esser • Germany • 2022 • 95 min
Starting with a startling image from the 1940s, found by chance in his family’s video archive, the film’s director tries to discover who his grandfather really was.
Mixing interviews with a collection of footage from the German archives, the documentary is a personal investigation starting with the suspicion that the director’s grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer. The result is an X-Ray of the director’s family, with all the apologies, tensions and unexpected reactions it is the source of.