JOACHIM HASLER, DDR, 1964, 91min
"SECTION A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME" - jewish existence during the Cold War: a German-Polish journey through time and a juxtaposition of cinematic histories on the occasion of DEFA’s 75th anniversary.
The relationship of the GDR and the People's Republic of Poland towards Judaism was, in light of the Nazi occupation, Shoah and the Cold War, characterised in several respects by reinterpretations of history. Accordingly, the few films that were made on the subject proceeded cautiously. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundi[...]
18.11, Thursday | 20:00 | Kino AMONDO
FILM SCHOOLS FROM LODZ & ISRAEL, Poland, Israel, 2016-2019, 62min
“In the footsteps of…” -- is an ongoing project of Sapir Collage in Sderot and Łódź Film School. The goal of this project is the cooperation of animation students of both schools and creation of short animated etudes made with the use of different techniques. During these artistic meetings participants will use motives deriving from the art of canonic authors, whose work had a significant impact on Polish and Jewish culture. Until now four workshops took place alternately in Łódź and Sderot, in the south of Israel. Applied technique[...]
19.11, Thursday | 19:00 | Online
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
Inbar Horesh, Israel, 2019, 24min
Birth Right is a comic drama that tells the story of Natasha, a young Russian woman, who is participating in an organized trip to encourage immigration of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to the desert. Two Israeli soldiers join them for the night and the girls all fall for Shlomi, the handsome combat soldier. When Natasha manages to catch his attention by revealing her weird plan to stay in Israel right after the trip, her friends grow jealous and things turn ugly. This is a story about the universal need to feel a sense of belonging while Natasha’s personal narrative clashes with the national one, presented by the groups’ tour guide.
21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | 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.