A meeting of two great authorities of world cinema and philosophy. We will find out how both of them perceive relations between cinema and history, and how films influence shaping of historical memory. Is objectivity possible? What can be the role of documentary films – both the ones talking about the past and those showing the latest events?
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a leading French thinker, one of the greatest contemporary authorities, co-founder of the New Philosophy movement, and also a film director, whose latest documentary “Peshmerga” will be shown at this year’s festival.
Sergei Loznitsa is one of the most renowned European filmmakers, a director of reputable documentaries, especially “Blokada” (“Blockade”, thought
to be one of the best films created on the basis of archive materials), as well as two feature films. At this year’s festival we will present his latest documentary “Austerlitz”, in which he looks at former Nazi death camps and how they have become an attraction and a part of today’s tourist business.
Participants of the debate:
Sergei Loznitsa – awarded director of documentary and feature films, including “Austerlitz”, screened at this year’s festival
Bernard-Henri Lévy – French philosopher, writer and film director, including “Peshmerga”, screened at this year’s festival
The debate will be hosted by:
dr. Iwona Kurz – director of the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw, specialist on relations between cinema and history
Saturday 13th of May | 2:00 p.m. | Kinoteka
“Historical memory and the Holocaust” – debate with Sergei Loznitsa and Bernard-Henri Lévy after the screening of “Austerlitz” dir. Sergey Loznitsa
In Polish and English