Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival
Jewish International Film Festival
Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
A TRUE story about the tragic fate of a Jewish political activist who committed suicide in London on May 12, 1943. His act was a protest against the world’s inaction in the face of the Holocaust tragedy. The narrative unfolds through the perspective of a young British journalist who, like many contemporaries in the Western world, was unaware of the scale of the crimes against humanity occurring in Eastern Europe at that time.
He graduated from the Department of Graphic Art of the Lodz Fine Art Academy, and the Department of Directing of the Lodz Film School. He has made feature films, commercials, and TV series. During his three year stay in the United States (1987-1990), he shot news reports for WNYC, PBS, and TVP. Since 2004, he’s been lecturing at the Lodz Film School, where several dozen student etudes were created under his guidance.
In the early 1990s, Ryszard Brylski discovered “Deborah” – Marek Sołtysik’s novel about the forbidden love between a Pole and a Jewish girl taking place in the restless summer of 1939. “I wrote »Deborah« lovingly and fearfully. It was my fifteenth book. And my first shameless one. I avoided being explicit. I wasn’t thinking about critics. I published it in 1991 to pay for rent,” recalled Sołtysik. The book impressed the director so much that he decided to translate it onto the screen.