Script: Jolanta Dylewska, Agnieszka Holland
Director: Jolanta Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda
Research: Zuzanna Solakiewicz, Marta Golba
Cinematography: Kuba Kijowski
Sound: Zosia Gołębiowska, Marcin Lenarczyk
Editing: Wanda Zeman, Iza Pająk
Production coordinator: Anna Kuchta
Producer: OTTER FILMS - Anna Wydra
Co-producers: PALLAS FILM - Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel
The film is kind of an answer for a call made by Marek Edelman, the former commander of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising who witnessed the extermination in the Warsaw Ghetto throughout its existence. He published a book based on his own experience 'And there was love in the ghetto...'
Although inhuman conditions, a lot of marvelous things happened in Ghetto. In war times, people became very attached to each other, as the loneliness was hard to bear. People could not live without love and extreme situations made it very clear.
This film is about love which suffused peoples lives, often very short ones.
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Director and photographer. Professor at the Film University in Lodz and visiting professor at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurtemberg in Ludviksberg. Has been awarded for many of her films at numerous international festivals, amongst others the Golden Gate at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Grand Prix at the Munich International Documentary Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival (2008). Her latest film, Po-Lin, has received attention world-wide. Member of European Film Academy (EFA).
presented to distributors at Jihlava International Film Festival 2012
production of OTTER FILMS in coproduction with Mazovia Film Fund (PL) and PALLAS FILM (DE)
supported by Polish Film Institute and Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung