19.91

Poland | 2019 | documentary | 25 min. National competition

The eponymous number shows the difference between the age of both protagonists of Emilia Śniegoska's documentary. A 19-year-old German girl visits 91-year-old Zofia, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The relation between the women is ambiguous – we may only guess what is more important there – whether it is curiosity (for a young German it is one of the last chances to meet an eyewitness of the cruel history), or the need to be close to a fellow human being.

directed by

Emilia Śniegoska Festival guest

Director and linguist. In 2010, she graduated from the Ernst-Moritz Arndt Universiät in Greifswald with degrees in German as a Foreign Language, Baltic and Finnish Studies. In the years 2006-2010, she worked as an actress and cellist with the Gardzienice Center for Theater Practices. In 2018 she obtained a master's degree in the film directing at the Lodz Film School. Since 2014, he has been working as an assistant director on feature and documentary films and has been producing television formats.

cinematography
Ewa Radzewicz
script
Emilia Śniegoska
sound
Jakub Jerszyński
editing
Anna Gontarczyk
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), Agnieszka Dziedzic (Koi Studio)
Film screenings:
19.91