Narrative & Documentary short films

A Brief History of Us

Ofra Kobliner & Etgar Keret, Poland, 2021, 7min

“A Brief History of Us”, based on the new story of Etgar Keret, is an allegory of relationship. The film deals with a couple who have gone so long together that they almost became one. Over time, they find it difficult to separate from each other. The movie is a part of the WJFF SHORTS PROGRAM: “To Everything There Is A Season And A Time To Every Purpose”.

19.11, Saturday | 16:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Cherry Bone (Kirschknochen)

Evgenia Gostrer, Germany, 2021, 17min

Cherry Bone is a documentary animation and tells the story of a Russian-Jewish family that immigrates to Germany in the mid-90s. The director of the film starts a conversation with her parents who made the move in their forties and recalls her own version of the past events.
The movie is a part of the WJFF SHORTS PROGRAM: “To Everything There Is A Season And A Time To Every Purpose”.

19.11, Saturday | 16:00 | Muzeum POLIN

LESSONS FROM MITCH

Klaudia Siczek, USA / POLAND, 2022, 10min

A Holocaust survivor finds solace and intellectual stimulation in a lifelong passion... Mitch biography: Mitchell Winthrop was born Mietek Weintraub in Lodz, Poland, in November 1926. His grandfather owned a textile factory. After the Germans occupied Lodz, Mitchell was moved into the ghetto where he worked as a carpenter and in an electrical plant. Mitchell remained in the ghetto until it was finally closed, and the surviving Jews were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944. The US Army liberated Mitchell at Mauthausen, and afterward, he li[...]

14.11, Monday | 17:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Pops

Lewis Rose, Great Britain, 2021, 19min

How would you react if your father's last wish was a little bit out there? For siblings Roz and Elli, it becomes a battleground for who will determine their pop's final journey.
The movie is part of the program SHORTS WJFF: “To Everything There Is A Season And A Time To Every Purpose”

19.11, Saturday | 16:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Rothschild 16

Noam Israel, Israel, 2021, 17min

73 years after the birth of Israel and the "Nakba" ('disaster') Rothschild 16, where Israel's declaration of independence took place, is still a popular location for different tour guides, who highlight diverse narratives of the event. The film discusses the formation of memory surrounding a historical site with dual meaning.

19.11, Saturday | 16:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey

Eyal Resh, USA, 2021, 16min

USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films present an animated short film that brings to life the remarkable childhood journey of Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer escaping Nazi Germany, as she faced the choices that made her who she is today.
 The film is an example of USC Shoah Foundation’s critical work to bring anti-hate education to new audiences. This animated short film — with Dr. Ruth’s own voice recounting how she survived the Holocaust as a young girl — speaks to universal themes students face today: fear, loss, and loneliness, as well as resilience, bravery, and hope.

19.11, Saturday | 16:00 | Muzeum POLIN

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