Jan Borowiec, Poland, 2019, 39min
In the year 2010 an extraordinary discovery was made in Lublin’s Old Town. In the attic of a historic building workers came across 2700 photos on glass plates. The collection portrayed people who lived in Lublin almost 100 years ago. Author of the film together with Tal Schwartz, volunteer from Grodzka Gate – NN Theater Center, set off to find answers who made the photos and who were the people captured on them. Their investigation leads them to Israel.
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19.11, Thursday | 17:00 | WJFF.pl
Adam Wyżyński, Barbara Głębicka–Giza, Poland, 2020, 44min
Writer Jozef Hen recounts crucial moments of his wartime experiences - bombardment of Warsaw in September ‘39, escape from German invaders to USSR, service in the Red Army, life in Samarkand, subsequent escape to join Anders’ Polish Army. Almost all these events were later utilized in Hen’s screenplays. In the documentary biographical anecdotes have been confronted with fragments of the ‘60. movies “Don Gabriel”, “Unknown”, “No One is Calling”, “April”, “The Cross of Valour”. From Hen’s stories emerges figure of the Wandering Jew, miraculously saved from carnage, pondering over twists of fate and contemplating the world and human beings with gentle detachment.
20.11, Friday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl
Jascha Hannover, Germany, 2019, 90min
“Hollywood’s Second World War” unveils how film directors of European origin shaped US propaganda during World War II. The film tells the story of four prime Hollywood directors, who returned to the „old continent“ during the war to shoot propaganda documentaries for the US Army. It concentrates on Alsace-born William Wyler, Frank Capra, who was born in Sicily, Anatole Litvak, who stems from the Ukraine and Galicia-born Billy Wilder, whose work took place right after the defeat of the Germans. These four men - three of them of Jewish [...]
16.11, Monday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl
Adi Mishnayot, Israel, 2019, 29min
Uri, the director’s brother, was injured during the 2014 Gaza War and found himself transformed from being a self-described “leftist-traitor” to a “national hero” almost overnight. Image of Victory follows Uri’s hospital recovery, personal visits from high profile politicians, entertainers and celebrities ranging from Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon to supermodel Bar Refaeli. The film shows how a private family hardship is turned into a public spectacle, and offers an inside critical look into the way war as a state of mind is shaping Israel as a nation.
17.11, Tuesday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl
Agnieszka Holland, Canada, Germany, Poland, 2011, 145min
"In darkness" tells the true story of Leopold Socha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the German-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
RECORDING FROM THE WEBINAR WITH AGNIESZKA HOLLAND AND ROBERTA GROSSMAN: SEE HERE