The Partisan with the Leica Camera
A frightened look of a woman, from a rare self-portrait of a couple, leads the director to a shocking family story. Hidden secrets revealed when 65-year-old son, Simon, discovers that his father, the photographer Mundek Lukawiecki, and his mother, the housewife Hannah Bern, were the commanders of a Polish assassination squad that operated during the Holocaust. The chilling facts are backed by unique photos taken in the forest by Mundek, the partisan, on his Leica camera.
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WINNERBest Documentary AwardFestival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris2023
Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris , France , 2023
Miami Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2023
Australia International Jewish Film Festival , Australia , 2022
Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , Israeli Documentary Competition , 2022
For the quality of its direction. For the little known discovery of the resistance of Polish Jews during the Shoah against the background of a great love story. For the brilliant use of archives from almost non-existent material.
Jury's justification, Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris 2023