REFLECTING HISTORY

THE PORTRAITIST

(PORTRECISTA)

POLAND, 2005, 52 min., Polish

Director: Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Producer: Anna Dobrowolska
Script: Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Cinemantogrpher: Jacek Taszakowski
Editing: Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Music: Agata Steczkowska
Sound: Marcin Teperek
Production company: Rekontrplan Film Group
Print source:
REKONTRPLAN Film Group.
44 Belwederska Str., apt. 18
Warsaw 00-594
Poland
Tel: ++48 22 8406322
Fax: ++48 22 8410872
e-mail: info@rekontrplan.pl
www.rekontrplan.pl




The Portraitist

The Portraitist tells the story of pre-war photographer Wilhelm Brasse. Prior to World War II, photography was Brasse's life passion. However, after being imprisoned in Auschwitz and forced to take photos of not only prisoners and SS officers, but also of victims of medical experiments, his creative passion was permanently altered. When the war ended, Wilhelm Brasse managed to rescue the camp's archives, but never took a photo again.

Ireneusz Dobrowolski was born in 1964. He is screenwriter, film director and producer. Dobrowolski studied Theory of Drama at the National Drama School in Warsaw. He was awarded a Ministry of Culture scholarship, which let him attend the Directing Department of National Institute of Film and Theatre Art in Kiev. In 2003, he has founded Rekontrplan Film Group.

Filmography:

The Portraitist (2005),
The Clinic of Little Creatures
(2004);
Theatre and Politics. Dziady (1967/68)
(1991);
Pospieszalscy
(1990);
Hubner
(1990).


FRIDAY, MARCH 30 AT 8:00 PM./THE WILMETTE THEATRE

SCREENING WITH
THE MAN WHO SOLD EICHMANN AND MENGELE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 AT 1:00 PM./CHOPIN THEATRE

SCREENING WITH
THE MAN WHO SOLD EICHMANN AND MENGELE



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