A heart-warming and enlightening glimpse into the life of Sylvia Rousso, a Greek Holocaust survivor, and the people in her world.
Sylvia's Baklava (2006) Online
"An enriching, wholesome, sweet film with lots of heart." A glimpse into the life of Sylvia Rousso - a Greek Holocaust survivor from Greece - and the people in it, as she makes her delicious specialty, Baklava - just one year prior to her sudden passing to cancer.
|Tzeni Zana||-||Sylvia's Daughter|
|Nissim Venouziou||-||Sylvia's Son-in-Law|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Eric T. Brodie||-||Lost Soul|
|Dean Christakis||-||Harvard Professor (as Dean G. Christakis)|
|Chi Chi Venouziou||-||Dog|
Footage for this movie was originally shot for family archives.
The greatest challenge in making this movie was photographing its key subject - a very camera-reclusive star, Sylvia.
Original footage was shot with a home camcorder on the day before New Year's Eve, 2001, then re-shot the following summer on Alvin Tsang's Sony Digital 8.
Inspired by the events of 9/11 and Grandma Sylvia's response to them.