Docaviv film at Beit Hatfutsot
The Prince and the Dybbuk
Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm
Poland / Germany 2017, 79 min, English, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles
Polish filmmaker Michał Waszyński was a very mysterious man. Known in Italy as the ‘Polish Prince’, he mingled with movie stars, fat cats and aristocrats, but never spoke about his past. The film exposes his real, incredible life story through fascinating interviews with people convinced they were his closest friends, and relatives who had never known of his existence. Excerpts from his Hollywood films (El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire) and Polish propaganda films from World War I lead to a twisted maze of secret identities, masks within masks. In his diary, he wrote “I’ve decided to leave my memories behind. It’s best that I don’t know who I am”. So who was the man behind the impressive Yiddish film The Dybbuk?
Directors: Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski