in 1987 by Diane Perelsztejn and Willy Perelsztejn,
Les Films de la Mémoire is based in Brussels, in the heart of
Our aim is to create a transmission of memory by creating, producing,
and distributing documentary films.
Modus Operandi describes the workings of the Holocaust in Belgium. It shows how a few
men oversaw the institution of the Third Reich’s anti-Semitic
laws and the deportation of 25,000 men, women, and children to Auschwitz. Marthe Keller is doing the voice-over in French.
Luxemburg, USA tells the story of the emigration of Luxembourgers to the USA during
the 19th century, a portrait of the rural and conservative America,
through the offsprings of the Luxembourgish immigrants in the Midwest.
The Lunch Box is a film about the lunch box, a
very ordinary item in Belgium, seen through the eyes of a young French
director who, through this box and its customs, paints the portrait
of the Belgian society.
David Susskind, story of a Mensch is
the portrait of an exceptional figure in the modern history of judaism
in Belgium and in Europe, fighter for peace in the Middle East. The
film details the destiny of this man through his many encounters and
Yiddish Soul is a documentary taking us to the heart
and emotions of today's yiddish song, following talented singers such
as Karsten Troyke and Shura Lipovsky.
Yiddish Soul Concert focuses on the exceptional Yiddish Night concert
in Brussels on the 16th of March 2005.
Siegi Hirsch is a documentary on Siegi Hirsch,
a brilliant teacher and therapist, and above all, a guide. This film
allows us to discover his strong personality and his unconditional faith
Heim Ins Reich is a documentary on the failed annexation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg
Just A Link is a document based on Andrée
Geulen's testimony, which tells us about the actions of twelve women
who gave everything to save 3.000 children during the war.
Robert Fortune, The Tea Thief tells the
extraordinary story of this Scottish botanist on Her Majesty's secret
service, who managed to steal the secrets of tea to the Chinese.
The Tea Routes takes a trip throughout the economical world of tea, the world's most
popular drink after water.
The Picture Divided tells the story of the Portuguese immigration in France in the 60s.
the dictature of Salazar and within 15 years, 800 000 Portuguese men
and women flee their country and end up in France. Most of them are
« homeless ».
Victor Martin's Mission
tells us of this Belgian resistant's perillous adventure, during which
he was sent to find out where WW2's deportation trains brought the prisoners.
His mission led him to the doors of Auschwitz.
From Auschwitz to Jerusalem
is the moving story of children who needed to hide after the war, and
their clandestine emigration to Palestine.
The Comic Strip Hits 100 is a document on the relationships between the comic strip and other
forms of art.
Chocolat Mon Amour opens the doors to the pleasures of chocolate and its modern history.
reveals the unique fate of the Jewish community in Rhodes.
Chronicles Of Hope
tells us about the veteran soldiers who fought in Spain's international
Escape To The Rising Sun
takes a look at the fate of 20.000 Jews who fled and survived in Shanghai
Adam and Eve
is a humoristic and rigorous film about woman's role in the big monotheistic
religions, stemming from a faithful reading of the texts.
Timecode is the portrait of Jean-Pierre
Beauviala - visionary inventor, founder of Aaton and forefather of the
timecode - of the items manufactured by Aaton and the people who make
Faces of the Occupation is a first attempt to describe the mechanisms of the occupation of a country from the three major (re)active standpoints of the occupied population, that is to say, the authorities in place, collaboration, and resistance, in a given country (Belgium) and at a given point in time (World War II).
Journey to Comfortland is a humorous journey to the heart of Belgian identity, to plumb the depths of the society of comfort. The country’s philosophy of life is represented by the availability of epidural analgesia in childbirth. Childbirth must be painless. Life, too, must be lived without pain.
The Gold Robbers tells us about the experience
of a French courtesan and the birth of the first "western"
during the gold rush in Victoria.
Triks is a documentary that focuses on three
European magicians whose divergent lives intersected at a famous magic
studio in post-World War II Amsterdam called "Studio Triks".