Writer, actor, TV presenter and all around national treasure, Stephen Fry, stars in Julia von Heinz’s  touching drama comedy about generational trauma and the holocaust. The film is based on the 1999 novel Too Many Men by Lily Brett.

Set in 1990, Treasure follows Ruth (Lena Dunham) an American music Journalist who accompanies her father Edek (Fry), a Holocaust survivor to his native Poland. While she attempts to make sense of her family’s past,  her father would rather be looking to the future. This emotional, funny culture clash of two New Yorkers exploring post-socialist Poland is a powerful example of how reconnecting with family and the past can be an unexpected
treasure.

We spoke to Fry about playing the eccentric Edek and how the role reminded him of certain members of his own Jewish family.  Fry also speaks about the importance of humour when broaching a subject as difficult as the Holocaust and the importance of telling these stories.

The movie will be released in UK & Irish cinemas on June 14.