The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021


Luxembourg | 2018 | 90 min
English, German, French | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Carlo Thiel
Editing: Ewin Ryckaert
Script: Willy Perelsztejn
Sound: Carlo Thoss
Composer: André Mergenthaler
Director: Willy Perelsztejn


North American Premiere

Ashcan is a theatrical docudrama telling the little-known story of the secret prison where Nazi leaders were detained following the Allied victory on May 8, 1945. The US Army ran the prison in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, during the grey period between the end of the war and the Nuremberg trials. The film takes viewers to the heart of the Nazi regime, painting a portrait of their leaders through US intelligence. A fascinating look at a rarely-documented historical moment.


Willy Perelsztejn

Legal counsel prior to producing award-winning documentaries, in Belgium and Luxemburg, Willy Perelsztejn is the founder and director of Les Films de la Mémoire (Belgium) and Nowhere Land Productions (Luxemburg).
For the last 30 years, Willy Perelsztejn has been writing, directing and producing documentaries with a focus around three themes: history, memory and identity. ASHCAN is his second film as director after David Susskind – Story of a Mensch (2007).
Filmography | David Susskind Sois un Mensch mon fils ! (2007); ASHCAN (2018)

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