- Director:Bianca Stigter
- Actors:Helena Bonham Carter
Forensic scrutiny of amateur footage from 1938 Poland yields a haunting testament to people and places lost to the Holocaust. Filmed by an American tourist, the rare 16mm images—mostly color—capture scenes of everyday prewar life in the small village of Nasielsk. A year later, the Jewish quarter would be liquidated by the Nazis. The snippet of battered celluloid, meticulously restored, was nearly beyond saving, before rescue from a Florida attic. Examined with painstaking precision, every frame is exhumed to find evocative details amid the unsuspecting faces and bustling cobblestone streets. With stirring narration by Helena Bonham Carter and an effective minimalistic score, this precious time capsule is a charged meditation on history and memory.
About the director
Bianca STIGTER studied history, is the author of several books and writes for NRC Handelsblad. Stigter produced the film 12 Years a Slave by her partner, filmmaker Steve McQueen. As a film critic, in 2006 she was one of the three members of the jury of the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes is her first film.
Hrvatski dom Vukovar13:00h
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.