Sunday 8 March
The Memory Thief documents the experiences of a young man who becomes involved in recording the experiences of Holocaust survivors, and follows his journey, as his commitment turns into obsession and madness.
The young man, Lukas, is an aimless, haunted young man in contemporary Los Angeles, who buries thoughts of his own past inn the humdrum routine of a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor suddenly brings into focus a world and an identity he embraces with frightening intensity – the victimised Jews of World War II.
As Lukas begins to enthusiastically act out his newfound obsession, he discover that survivor’s guilt from the Holocaust isn’t just for the Jews anymore.