FILMS 2019

TO LIFE! (Auf Das Leben!)

dir. Uwe Janson, sccreenplay Thorsten Wettcke, Artur Brauner (idea), producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2014, 95 min, tragicomedy

The retrospective of Artur Brauner’s films – the laureate of Honorary Camera of David 2019. Strokes of fate have taken their toll on the ageing cabaret singer Ruth and the seriously ill young Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite lifetime experiences, they form an intense bond and give each other […]

19.11, Wtorek | 20:00 | CZARY Cinema

CRESCENDO # makemusicnotwar

dir. Dror Zahavi, producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2019, 102 min, drama

OPENING NIGHT POLISH PREMIERE “Crescendo # makemusicnotwar”, directed by Dror Zahavi and produced by Alice Brauner. Eminent conductor works hard to form Israeli-Palestinian orchestra. But young people lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – form two parties who deeply mistrust each other. Is it […]

18.11, Poniedziałek | 19:30 | POLIN Museum

ZIVA POSTEC, The Editor Behind the Film Shoah

dir. Catherine Hébert, Canada 2018, 92 min, documentary

POLISH PREMIERE. Although she remains in the shadow of Claude Lanzmann, Ziva Postec was an indispensable part of the project. She dedicated six years of her life (1979 – 1985), to constructing the right pace and sequence for 350 hours of footage documenting the “extermination process.” Postec recalls the gargantuan nad painful task for Catherine […]

23.11, Sobota | 14:45 | POLIN Museum

Mir Kumen On („Children Must Laugh”)

dir. Aleksander Ford, Poland1936, 60 min

POLISH-YIDDISH CINEMA. A SPECIAL PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FINA Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny. Warsaw, 1930s. The life of Jewish lower class in tenement flats, musty cellars and the work of the people occupying those areas are a day to day observed by Jewish children. The health of Jewish workers is really bad. Tuberculosis, also […]

23.11, Sobota | 14:00 | The Center for Yiddish Culture

Ganz: How I Lost My Beetle

dir. Suzanne Raes, Netherlands 2019, 55 min, documentary

POLISH PREMIERE. Ganz is the compelling and never-before-told life story of Jewish engineer Josef Ganz, whose designs led to the invention of Adolf Hitler’s dream: the Volkswagen Beetle, and who ultimately lost everything except his life. Josef Ganz, the eccentric editor-in-chief of the controversial but hugely influential trade journal Motor-Kritik, amazed Germany by appearing in a […]

18.11, Poniedziałek | 16:45 | POLIN Museum

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