“Granny Project” is a seven-year- long investigation of three young men coming to terms with their heritage through the extraordinary lives of their grandmothers: an English spy, a dancer from Nazi Germany and a Hungarian communist Holocaust survivor.
These guys move back and forth across Europe at the same time as their grandmothers set off on a virtual journey of memory. They transport their grannies back to their youth and in doing so provide us with an insight into the transcendental connection between grandparents and grandchildren, on the verge of the 21st century.
It’s a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language which the forthcoming generations could use to keep the values, generated in the 20th century, alive.
The film deals with classic values and taboo-like historical topics - and the method used is equally important as it gives an insight to the zeitgeist of the young today.
Three grandsons embark on an anarchic journey across Europe and into their families’ complex pasts to bring together their grannies: one a British spy, another a German Nazi sympathiser and the third a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. Delving into their complex experiences of WW2, the grannies' dialogue with their boisterous grandsons leads to a coming-of-age for the boys and a catharsis for the grannies as they explore the taboos and values of their youth. Energetic, poignant and unexpected, Granny Project is a road movie like no other.