GENIUS LOCI. PINKUS/PANUSZ
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dir. HaKoach, Poland, 2023, 50 min
WARSAW PREMIERE! The Pinkus tenement house gives rise to Kościuszki Avenue - the central thoroughfare of downtown Łódź. Before the war, the owners and residents looked out of its windows at the Reform Synagogue opposite. This is one of the many memories of Henryk Panusz, the grandson of Mendel Pinkus - the builder of the largest 19th-century tenement house in Łódź, a retired professor of molecular biology and a social worker. "Genius Loci" is a story about how great dreams and achievements are intertwined with the inexorable reality of the history of the country, the city and the hero himself. A documentary story of the life of a man who, despite the turmoil of war or communist totalitarianism, boldly reached for his dreams - first completing his doctorate and going on a Rockefeller scholarship to the United States in the 1960s, then building the first Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Poland in Łódź. A story with a recurring chorus of returning to the grandfather's house, which he fought for half a century to finally get it in times difficult to invest.
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