Wild Currants | Tam, gdzie rosną porzeczki – dir. Leo Leszek Kantor, 2011

date: 31/07/2012 time: 18:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: in the short run artistic program: films

PL | 2011 | 34 min
reż|dir Leo Leszek Kantor prod|pro Marcin Stachurski scen|wr Leo Leszek Kantor zdj|ph Witold Adamek mon|ed Milenia Fiedler dys|dis PAY Studio


Leo Kantor talks about the stigma of war in a way that is mature, without the unnecessary pathos and emotional blackmail. We get to know his story – one of a child who survived the Holocaust – through fragments of a documentary theatre play performed in the Rozmaitości Theatre, which Kantor calls a theatrical mass, and which was created with the help of theatre director Grzegorz Jarzyna, among others. After many years the actor decides to visit Strzegom, where he spent his childhood after the war. “There is no place closer to me,” he says in the film. Documentary will be shown in over 20 countries around the world.

Leo Leszek Kantor (1940)
Journalist, maker of documentary films. Graduated from the Russian Studies at the Opole University. After the events of march 1968 he was forced to emigrate (1969). In 1970-2005 worked for the Stockholm University. Organiser of international meetings and scientific sessions on the Holocaust, tolerance and human rights. Awarded with the Medal for Merit of Polish Culture (1989) and the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2000).