BIRTHPLACE

POLISH TITLE: MIEJSCE URODZENIA

Henryk Grynberg, a Polish Jew now living in the United States, returns to Poland to find out who murdered his father during World War II. Unbelievable confrontations are documented, as villagers deny guilt and implicate one another. Digging through layers of memory and through the Polish soil itself, Henryk's dramatic discovery becomes a revelation for the entire village. A complex, disturbing and deeply moving film.

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
47'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Paweł Łoziński
DOP:
Artur Reinhart
EDITOR:
Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
PRODUCTION:
PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna), Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop

Paweł Łoziński »

Polish director, cameraman and producer of documentaries born in 1965 in Warsaw.  Author of more than 20 award-winning documentaries. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Łódź. He worked as an assistant to Krzysztof Kieślowski on "Three Colors: White". He makes distinct and emotionally charged films about people of whom he draws intimate portraits. His films such as debut "Birthplace", "Sisters", "Chemo", "Father and Son" , "You Have No Idea How Much I Love You" and the latest "The Balcony Movie" are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.
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