Oma & Bella. A lovely, gentle film by Alexa Karolinski about her grandmother, her oma, Regina and her best friend, Bella.
Oma and Bella live together and cook. Boy, do they cook. The food they make are classics of Eastern European Jewish cuisine that they have recreated from memory alone — the tastes of their childhoods before the Holocuast.
The film is a testament to friendship, and how cooking might be the secret to keep us in love with life. Their recipes create beautiful days shared with someone they love and adore while providing them memories of their lost family and friends consumed by the Shoah, and their own lost years in the camps.
Streaming online now on Amazon. They also have a cookbook available! A delight.