An old woman blames herself for not having been able to protect a young jewish pianist girl from the SS troop division during the World War II.
Selcuk Zvi Cara’s film ‘My Last Concert’ chooses a well known theme: the jewish persecution by the Nazis during the II World War. We’ve seen many films on this particular subject but Selcuk Cara’s lyrical approach makes this film original and unique.
The subject serves as a starting point for debating about the self-blame and guilt during most uncomfortable times for the human spirit, times that, after all, make no one feel clean of guilt and remorse, moments of hardship that charge the spirits with such heavy burden that even time loses its power to disembarrass them from. Guilt builds up over time – it is the source for haunting and consuming one internally and it is the source for ageing and wasting one’s life by smearing it with constant qualms of conscience.
The outstanding cinematography of ‘My Last Concert’ strikes one from the very beginning. The high contrasts and the intense framing assort the grave yet poetic dialogue tone perfectly. Selcuk Cara’s film is a highly lyrical testimony about guilt and its power to haunt the human spirit over the years.
For its outstanding visuals, for its poetic monologue, for its absolute mastery of building up the suspense and before everything else, for its genius poetic taste, ‘My Last Concert’ has been awarded the 1st place for Best TMFF Film Of July 2016. A truly intense cinematic experience, hard to forget!