The Long-lost Cheiderbook

Directed By: Nina F. Grünfeld / 8 Minutes
Norway / 2021 / English (English Subtitles)
Animation / Coming of age; Other
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP

Option for Live Appearance: Q&A
Name of guest: Nina Grünfeld
Role of guest: Director/Producer

Original Title: Cheiderboken


When eight-year-old Lily, arrives at her weekly cheider school – where she learns about Jewish religion and traditions, she meets up with the mysterious priest, Arne, who has found something peculiar to be returned. But entering the Jewish community, as an outsider, is not easy. Soon the two of them are locked up in the security measures.

‘The Long-lost Cheider Book’ is a short, animated documentary about a handmade cheider book from 1941, which suddenly, during WW2, disappeared but was found by a priest in 2015 who returned it to the Jewish community.