Dark Lullabies

The moral potency of Dark Lullabies awakens our sleeping conscience and renders the film unforgettable.

— Bernice Eisenstein, The Canadian Forum

Thirty years later, haunted by the questions raised by reading her father’s manuscript, Irene Lilienheim Angelico embarks on a quest to understand her parents’ experiences, in her feature documentary, Dark Lullabies.

Dark Lullabies is a film about a generation possessed by a history in which it played no part. The filmmaker, Irene Lilienheim Angelico, brilliantly explores the impact of the Holocaust on a generation of Jews and Germans born after the war. Now, years later, many children of the survivors feel deeply affected by their parents’ ordeal, just as their German contemporaries live with a burden of guilt, or often denial, about the crimes of their parents’ generation.

Dark Lullabies has drawn large audiences and critical acclaim throughout the world and has brought home six top international film prizes, including First Prize at the International Film Festival in Mannheim, Germany, and First Prize for The Most Memorable Film at The World Television Festival in Tokyo.

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  • Prix du Public at the NFB’s “Salute to the Documentary” (Dark Lullabies selected as one of 50 best documentaries of all time)
  • First Prize – International Film Festival of Mannheim
  • Most Memorable Film – World Television Festival, Tokyo
  • Special Prize, Most socially-Politically Engaging Film – International Film Festival of Mannheim
  • Ecumenical Jury award – International film Festival of Mannheim
  • Red Ribbon – American Film Festival