“The past is never dead. It’s not even past”, is announced in white letters, emulating the VHS format and quoting a famous line by American writer William Faulkner on the screen before the appearance of the protagonist in an everyday situation. This quote is the introduction and declaration of principles of What remains in me, director Tamara Mesri’s debut feature film. Through several meetings, reunions and the meticulous display of archival material (including photographs and family documents), the film recreates the story of Luba Alkon de Biegún, the filmmaker’s grandmother and an Holocaust survivor.
Original title El campo en mí