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The Prince and the Dybbuk

Jewish Highlights, Jewish Film, Eastern Europe, Film & Film History, History
Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski
82 minutes

Accolades

Best Documentary
Venice Int'l Film Festival

Official Selection
Hot Docs 2018

Official Selection
New York Jewish Film Festival
Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Vienna Int'l Film Festival


One of the 5 Can't Miss Films of NYJFF.
- The Forward


An electrifying and masterly edited portrait of a rejected identity. Niewiera and Rosolowski created something more than just a biography.
- Anita Piotrowska, Tygodnik Powszechny


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Synopsis

As a director and Hollywood producer, Prince Michał Waszyński made over 40 films and worked with major movie stars including Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale and Orson Welles. But his most spectacular creation was his own life. Who was this mysterious filmmaker, this human chameleon continually changed his identity? A golden boy of cinema, a cunning fraud or a man who couldn’t distinguish between the illusion of film and reality?

Director

Director

Elwira Niewiera
(Director, Writer) lives and works in Berlin. Her last feature documentary "Domino Effect" was shown worldwide at more than 50 festivals and won many awards, among them "Golden Dove" award at the International Film Festival DOK Leipzig 2014, the Golden Horn for the Best Film of the International Competition at Krakow Film Festival and had art-house cinema distribution in Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

Piotr Rosolowski
(Director, Writer) graduated from the Katowice Film School, awarded with a scholarship of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Co-author of "Rabbit a la Berlin" – Academy Award nominated short documentary film and co-director of documentary film "Domino Effect" together with Elwira Niewiera. Their new documentary film "The Prince and the Dybbuk" won the award for the Best Documentary on Cinema at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017. Piotr works also as director of photography, he was DoP on many awarded feature and short films, among them: "On the line" dir. Reno Caffi – Academy Award nominated short fiction

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