Editor's NoteThis short essay film profiles the unusual life of Sandor Lenard, a remote cousin of director Lynne Sachs. Both a writer and a Hungarian medical doctor, Lenard had to flee from the Nazis given his Jewish ethnicity. During World War II, the U.S. Army Graves Registration hired him to reconstruct the bones of the U.S. soldiers killed during the war. Later, Lenard moved to Brazil, where he translated A.A. Milne's WINNIE THE POOH into Latin and achieved global recognition for this. To tell the story of Lenard's life and reflect on the insanity of war, Sachs intercuts home movies, interviews, war footage and excerpts from Sandor's personal letters to his family.
Cast & Crew
|Lynn Sachs - Director|