GISELA AND GEORGE KARP IN MARSEILLE

A FILM BY SHARON KARP
CO-DIRECTED BY SILVIA MALAGRINO

In 1943 the Karp family escaped the Nazis by crossing the Pyrenees on foot with the help of the French Resistance. For five harrowing years, they were on the run, sometimes only steps ahead of Hitler’s troops.

Carrying the burden of their parent’s trauma, the filmmaker and her sisters return to Europe to confront events of the past in an attempt to separate them from the present.

The story is told through interviews with her mother, segments of a book her father wrote, home movies, photographs, documents and historical footage. The mother’s songs are threaded throughout the film. Singing brought relief and hope in desperate times.

A SONG FOR YOU is a story of survival through strength of will, luck, and the help of others.


Award of excellence: Editing
Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2017

Human Spirit Award
Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2017

Award of Excellence
Depth of Field International Film Festival 2016

Silver Award Winner
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2016

Audience Award Best Film
Milwaukee Women's Film Festival 2016

Official Selection Global Peace Film Festival 2015

Remi Winner 2015 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival

First Prize in the Feature Documentary Category 2014 ReelHeART International Film Festival


Production Credits

Director, editor, cinematography, original music: Sharon Karp

Co-director, motion graphics, cinematography: Silvia Malagrino

Executive producer: Larry Bernstein

Designer: Nicole Ferentz

Archival family footage: George Karp

© 2014, 83 minutes; English