16 mm / 1:1.33 / black
& white & colour / mono / 70 min.
Produced & distributed
Nicolas Humbert Filmproduction
Written and directed
Camera and sound
Aram Gulezyan, Fred Frith
January 1986, Filmtage Solothurn, Switzerland
Public Prize, Filmfest München, 1986
In the film "Wolfsgrub"
Nicolas Humbert is on the trail of his own history.
Wolfsgrub is the name of the house, or rather the hamlet, where his mother
lives. A woman getting on in years, she becomes as young as her son asking
the questions when she speaks. She tells about her childhood and youth
Germany filled with spreading Nazism, and about her father, the Jewish
Max Mohr, who left his family and exiled to Shanghai, where he died in
Nicolas Humbert allows his mother the space and time to tell her story,
portraying her everyday life with the use of concentrated images. From
bits and peaces and narrative fragments emerges the portrait of a free-thinking