Three Minutes - A Lengthening

Category: documentary
Director: Bianca Stigter
Producer: Floor Onrust
Country: The Netherlands, United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Length: 69'
Production Status: completed


The small Polish town of Nasielsk was once home to around 3000 Jewish people. Fewer than 100 of them survived the Holocaust. A year prior to their fateful deportation, Jewish-American David Kurtz visited his childhood town, shooting three minutes of amateur holiday footage during his stay. Decades later, Dutch director Bianca Stigter - with the help of narrator Helena Bonham Carter - dives deep into this precious fragment. Through inventive assemblage and intimate reflections, the footage unfurls into a haunting tapestry of mystery and loss demonstrating how the film medium can bear witness. Co-produced by Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE).
(Sydney Film Festival 2022)

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