dir. Kathrin Anderson, Oliver Schwehm, producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2017, 52 min, documentary, biopic
The retrospective of Artur Brauner’s films - the laureate of Honorary Camera of David 2019.
In 1946, aged 28, Artur Brauner started producing films in the completely destroyed Berlin. He wanted to narrate the suffering that the Nazi regime had wrought on Europe's Jews and became Germany's most successful producer. His company, CCC Filmkunst, brought both big screen entertainment and socially critical chamber pieces to the screen. Brauner also brought America's most renowned directors back to Germany; Robert Siodmak, William Dieterle, Fritz Lang and Gerd Oswald, all of whom had been forced to emigrate. He filmed Mabuse, Karl May and Edgar Wallace crime stories. He also constantly returned to the theme of his life, the Holocaust. Here, outstanding personalities of the film industry pay tribute to Brauner's work and incomparable story. CAST: Artur Brauner, Dieter Kosslick, Mario Adorf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Klaus Maria Brandauer.
Language: German. Subtitles: Polish, English
Preceded by documentary short CENSORING NUREMBERG, dir. Tim Raycroft and David Bussan, USA 2019, 14’, documentary short, competition
In 1938 Arnold Joseph managed to escape from Nazis to USA. He returned as an american soldier and thanks to his knowledge of German he acted as a censor of mail to and from Nazi prisoners at the Nuremberg Trials.
Language: English. Subtitles: Polish.
23.11.2019, SUTURDAY, POLIN Museum, 11:00 AM
ADMISSION IS FREE. FREE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP at the POLIN Museum on the day of the screening.