A clip from bupropion prescription. Oma & Bella apcalis uk. , a documentary portrait of two elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors in Berlin whose connection to the past, engagement with the present, and hopes for the future are intricately entwined with the food they make. This is the first feature film directed by our good friend, and talented filmmaker, Alexa Karolinski, and an official selection to the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. She was also kind enough to send us over one of Oma’s prized German cookie recipes attached after the jump…
 

German Sugar Cookies:

 
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 (8 oz) pack of cream cheese
2 sticks of butter
2 egg whites
2 cup of coarse baking sugar
 
Directions
1. Place the butter in a bowl. If the butter is cold, grate it with a cheese grater so the butter will mix easily with the other ingredients. Beat in the cream cheese. Fold in the flour until the dough is fully mixed. Place the dough on a lightly floured flat surface and mold the dough into a ball.
2. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or as long as overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Sprinkle some flour onto a pastry board and roll out the dough until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Cut out individual cookies using the rim of a small glass. Use a pastry brush to coat each cookie with egg white, then dip one side of each cookie into the baking sugar until generously coated. Bake the cookies on a baking sheet for 25 minutes, until golden brown. After about 20 minutes start checking the cookies. Depending on the oven, they might need an extra 5 to 10 minutes.
Makes 40-50 Cookies
 

About Oma & Bella

Short Synopsis:
Oma & Bella is an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Germany after the war, it is through the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to each other and answer questions of heritage, memory and identity. As the film follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two women with with a light sense of humor, vivid stories, and a deep fondness for good food. Created by Oma’s granddaughter Alexa, the film captures their ongoing struggle to retain a part of their past while remaining very much engaged in the present.
 
About the Director– Alexa Karolinski:
Alexa Karolinski (b. 1984) is a half-German, half-Canadian filmmaker who grew up in Berlin with weekly lunch visits to her grandmother’s. She recently graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking. Alexa currently lives and works in New York, where she directs fashion videos, freelances for Arte, works for the filmmaker John Walter and if she has time, cooks feasts for her friends. Oma & Bella is her first feature length film but she is already at work on her next movie. Alexa is also a great friend of The Walkin Kitchen, and we wish her the best of luck at Berlin 2012.
 

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