V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Książę i dybuk (OmeU)

V' 17

Książę i dybuk (OmeU)

The Prince and the Dybbuk

Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski
PL/D, 2017
Documentaries, 82min, OmeU

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Książę i dybuk (OmeU)

Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski
PL/D, 2017
Documentaries, 82min, OmeU

Sound: 
Marcin Lenarczyk
Franciszek Kozlowski
Camera: 
Piotr Rosolowski
Editor: 
Andrzej Dabrowski
Composer: 
Maciej Cieslak
Production: 
Film Art Production
Kundschafter Filmproduktion
zero one film
World Sales: 
Wide House
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Who was Moshe Waks really? A golden boy of cinema, cunning fraud or a man who constantly confused the illusion of film with reality? The son of a poor Jewish blacksmith from ukraine died in italy as prince Michael Waszinsky, Hollywood producer and exiled polish aristocrat. He made more than 50 films including cinema hits with Sophia Loren. However only one film was his true obsession, DYBUK(1937), based on an old Jewish legend, directed by Waszinsky shortly before the the outbreak of World War II. To Variety magazine Waszinsky once claimed to be fascinated with the downfall of great nations. The related imagery of pogroms and migration are the sights and images that Waszinsky had so often witnessed in his life. It seems he had achieved almost everything he could possibly have wished for, but something seemed to be stalking him, leaving him permanently restless. Waszinsky kept searching for the lost print of his film which held his early memories of the Jewish shtetl and his first love. What secrets did he keep hidden in this old masterpiece of yiddish cinema? (Venedig Film Festival)

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