Documentary Features

Kichka: Life is a Cartoon

dir. Delfina Jałowik, Germany, Poland 2018, 75’, documentary, competition

WARSAW PREMIERE Michel Kichka (born 1954 in Liège) is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator living in Jerusalem. In his graphic novel Second Generation, he addresses the impact the traumatization of his father, Holocaust survivor Henri Kichka (born 1926 in Brussels), had on him and his siblings. The publication forms the beginning of a long journey […]

17.11, Sobota | 18:15 | POLIN Museum

RONIT ELKABETZ: Once Upon a Time … Gett. The Last Interview with Ronit Elkabetz

dir. Yossi Aviram, France, Israel 2016, 52', documentary, out of competition

A behind-the-scenes look at an Israeli cinematic masterpiece becomes a memorial to an iconic actress and filmmaker. Ronit Elkabetz died in April 2016 at age 51, after battling cancer. Her magnetic onscreen presence–intense performances and striking looks–were matched by her successes as a director and screenwriter. Her life ended just as her career peaked in […]

17.11, Sobota | 12:00 | POLIN Museum

The Accountant of Auschwitz

dir. Matthew Shoychet, Canada 2018, 78’, documentary, competition

POLISH PREMIERE Oskar Gröning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz,” was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. When he took the stand in 2015, at the age of 94, his trial made headlines worldwide. The debate around his prosecution is at the centre of this historic yet contemporary look at justice. As survivors travel […]

17.11, Sobota | 14:00 | POLIN Museum

The Four Sisters: Baluty

dir. Claude Lanzmann, France 2018, 64’, documentary, competition

POLISH PREMIERE Of the hundred ghettos that dotted the Polish countryside, the one in Lodz had existed for the longest. It was ruled with an iron fist by the president of the Jewish council of elders, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, known as “King Chaim” – a man convinced he could save part of the community by […]

18.11, Niedziela | 16:30 | POLIN MUSEUM

The Warner Brothers

dir. Cass Warner, USA 2007, 94’, documentary, out of competition

An intimate, epic story created by Cass Warner the granddaughter of on of the founders of the Warner Bros. studio: courageous Harry Warner; honest Abe; visionary Sam; and volatile Jack—four pioneering brothers who built an empire on a dream and revolutionised Hollywood. Told through the eyes of family members and people who knew them and includes […]

18.11, Niedziela | 12:30 | POLIN Museum

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