Oma and Bella

Oma & Bella is an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Germany after the war, it is through the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond with each other, and answer questions of heritage, memory and identity. Created by Oma's granddaughter Alexa, the film captures their ongoing struggle to retain a part of their past while remaining very much engaged in the present.

  • Regina Karolinski and Bella Katz
  • Alexa Karolinski
  • Alexa Karolinski
  • 75 minutes
  • G
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About Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

Showcasing the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film. The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival has been an annual presence in Vancouver for the past 33 years. It is the longest running Jewish Film Festival in Canada and one of the most anticipated events in the community calendar.

Watch the festival online from March 3-13, 2022 from anywhere in British Columbia, and this year some of the films are also available across Canada.