Glass Negatives

Poland / 2019 / documentary / 39' / National Competition

The discovery of the eponymous negatives portraying the local Jewish community which were hidden in the attic of a townhouse in Lublin becomes the starting point for a fascinating journey in time and space. An attempt to find out who took the pictures leads to surprising findings. The retrieved photos show the world, brittle as a pane of glass, which was soon to disappear, shattered into millions of pieces. Thanks to the photos, witnesses’ memories and the atmospheric music by Kroke, we can put this world back together, even if only for a moment.

directed by
Jan BorowiecQ&A guest

Director, scriptwriter, film producer and attorney. Born in 1983. He is a graduate of the Law Department at the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, the Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw and the Wajda School. He has also completed the Archidoc masterclass at La Fémis and the masterclass offered by Werner Herzog. Creator and producer of documentaries, educational films, commercials and short feature films. He is a lecturer at the Film School in Łódź and the owner of Ubi leones, a film production company. His filmography includes documentaries, such as "New Way" (2014), "En garde" (2015), "Holy Place" (2015), "The Fencing Master from Vienna" (2018) and "Glass Negatives" (2019).

cinematography
Jakub Kowalczyk
script
Jan Borowiec
music
Kroke
sound
Grzegorz Kucharski, Dariusz Wancerz, Michał Kaźmierczak
editing
Marcin Szymański PSM
production
Wojciech Marczewski, Karolina Mróz, Zuzanna Król (Wajda Studio Sp. z o.o.)
Photo
Glass Negatives