The Lemberg Machine

On January 19, 2024, a premiere of the full-length animated film The Lemberg Machine, dedicated to the tragic fate of Lviv Jews (in Yiddish and German, this city is called Lemberg), took place at the Berlin cinema Kino Babylon. A significant part of the film’s scenes are accompanied by texts in spoken Galician dialect of Yiddish written by contemporary specialists.

The film’s director, Ukrainian artist Dana Kavelina, lived for a long time in Lviv. Currently she lives in Germany. The fantastic machine shown in her production enables us to hear voices from the past and from the afterlife, see strange and horrific scenes telling about war and revolution, utopia, repentance and the final fate of the Universe.