Bronisław Huberman Or the Unification of Europe and the Violin | Bronisław Huberman, czyli zjednoczenie Europy i skrzypce – dir. Piotr Szalsza, 2010

date: 03/08/2012 time: 10:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: in the short run artistic program: films

PL, IL | 2010 | 50 min
reż|dir Piotr Szalsza prod|pro Sławomir Chojecki scen|wr Piotr Szalsza zdj|ph Mieczysław Chudzik mon|ed Paweł Pawlicki ob|cast Paweł Nalepa, Kamil Wilk, Antoni Gryzik, Agnieszka Radzikowska, Maria Stokowska, Małgorzata Daniłow, Roman Michalski dys|dis TVP


The turbulent life of an outstanding violinist Bronisław Huberman, the tempo of which was set by the constant changing of residence. Born in Częstochowa, he will be considered a child genius in Poland and sent to study further in Berlin. That is how his life journey begins, and during that journey he will visit most of the European countries, meet famous people (for example Johaness Brahms), and do amazing things (he will found the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv). In 1940, after one of his tours in the USA, he decides to stay there until the end of the war, and dies in 1947. A film showing the chronicles of Huberman’s life chronologically, paints him as a virtuoso, social activist, and a passionate humanist.

Piotr Szalsza (1944)
Director, scriptwriter, musician, author, and journalist. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice (1967). In 1965-66 he was an instrumental musician in the Polish Radio And television Orchestra in Cracow. In 1967-76 a journalist, head of editorial staff and secretary of the Cracow branch of Polish Television (TVP). Since 1983 he has been living and working in Vienna. Independent director and scriptwriter, whose collaborators include ORF, ZDF. ARTE, NHK, 3 SAT TVP.