“This is our revenge on Hitler. To live this long, this well, is a victory.”
- Fran Laufer, a Bergen-Belsen survivor
Haunted by the past but driven by an unquenchable passion for living, an aging group of Holocaust survivors gathers each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the mountains of New York State, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival.
Directed by New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs, with the legendary Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) contributing cinematography, FOUR SEASONS LODGE is an inspiring and surprisingly funny documentary that captures what may be the final season for a remarkable tribe of survivors who have found that dancing, laughter and late-night revelry may be the best revenge.
“Gorgeously photographed … the awesome spectacle of life triumphing over annihilation.”
- The New York Times
“The funniest Holocaust-themed doc yet made … warmly entertaining, beautiful, the ultimate revenge on Hitler.”
- Time Out New York
“Surprisingly upbeat docu debut…resonate(s) powerfully.”
“Surprising, joyous … inspirational in unexpected ways.”
- Los Angeles Times
– Village Voice
Produced by First Run Features, 2008.