Documentary Features

1341 Frames of Love and War

Ran Tal, Israel, 2022, 90min

For a year and a half, Israel’s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of over half a million negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars. "The most horrible things are sometimes aesthetic," says Bar-Am. The movie provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity. It is a complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery.

20.11, Sunday | 15:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Bad Nazi, Good Nazi / Lessons from Mitch

Chanoch Ze'evi , Israel, Germany, Poland, 2021, 65min

Discover the story of Wilm Hosenfeld, a Nazi officer who saved the pianist from Roman Polanski’s remarkable film. Recent findings have revealed that over the course of the war he actually saved about sixty people, Jewish and Polish alike. Before joining the Wehrmacht, Hosenfeld was principal of the school in the German village Thalau, which is currently debating if he should be remembered as a local hero. Many residents would rather not deal with the questions his story raises about their past. Others want to commemorate [...]

14.11, Monday | 17:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Edge of Light – OPENING NIGHT

Wojciech Szumowski, Poland, 2021, 73min

The movie shows us the story of Dariusz Popiela, Polish sportsman who, together with a group of young people, does not agree that the Nazi intention to remove Jews from world history would be fulfilled and conducts works in old, forgotten Jewish cemeteries. By recovering old matzevot Popiela brings back memory of Shoah victims. Each name recovered from the stones helps to show victims as individual people instead of a nameless group. THE FILM IS A STORY ABOUT READING – from matzevot, documents, the memory of neighbors [...]

14.11, Monday | 20:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Daniel Raim, USA, 2022, 88min

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film The New Yorker called "the most powerful movie musical ever made." Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER'S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. The movie features behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters).

19.11, Saturday | 15:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine, USA, Canada, 2022, 115min

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” The documentary weaves together three strands: Cohen and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. The film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials including photographs, performance footage, and interviews.

16.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | KinoGram


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