So close and yet so far / Tak daleko, tak blisko

country, yearTak daleko
Poland, 2014

genre
documentary

running time
47′

directed by
Anna Kuśmierczyk

language
Polish, Russian, Hebrew

subtitles
English

synopsis
The film portrays five persons who look back at their childhoods from a life-long perspective. Deportation, loss of loved ones, disease, fear and hunger are their common experience of World War II. It is a story of memories, identity, broken family ties.

 

Anna Kuśmierczykabout the author
Anna Kuśmierczyk is a graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Faculty of Directing at the National Film School in Lodz. She is the author of short fiction films and documentaries including: Bajo Bongo (1998), Direction-the Capital (2001), The Tamed (2002), Węgrów Hiperrealism (2002), Hey Blackbird (2003), False Dawn (2005), Under the area (2008), Who is who (2008), Two Hearts (2009), War Partings (2009), This is my (2011), Dewajtis (2013).